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Ripples in Spacetime: Our New Window on the Universe

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
8:00pm to 9:30pm
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Watch the recorded event live below, or view on mobile.

Join Caltech and LIGO scientists for a discussion about the recent detection of gravitational waves and what this discovery will mean for our ongoing understanding and exploration of our universe.

Program Information appears below the video.

Introductory Remarks

Thomas F. Rosenbaum 
Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair

Fiona A. Harrison
Kent and Joyce Kresa Leadership Chair,
Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

LIGO: The History

Kip Thorne
Richard P. Feynman, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus

Barry Barish
Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus

The Detection and The Science

Mike Landry
Lead Scientist, LIGO Hanford Observatory

Alan Weinstein
Professor of Physics

Mansi Kasliwal
Assistant Professor of Astronomy

The Miraculous Machine and Its Future

Anamaria Effler
Postdoctoral Scholar, LIGO Livingston Observatory

Rana Adhikari
Professor of Physics

Stan Whitcomb
Chief Scientist, LIGO

A moderated question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.