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Physics Colloquium: Prof. Deirdre Shoemaker
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 04:00pm

Prof. Deirdre Shoemaker, Georgia Tech

"Numerical Relativity in the Age of Gravitational Wave Observations"

Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45pm in RLM 4.102

Abstract: The advent of gravitational wave astronomy has created opportunities to probe strong-field gravity as black holes merge. Numerical relativity provides the means to confront the measurements with theoretical prediction from general relativity, allowing us to interpret the sources of gravitational waves and to test whether general relativity is the theory governing these events. In this talk, I’ll discuss the role numerical relativity plays in the observed black hole binaries by LIGO and Virgo and will play as the field of multi-messenger astronomy matures.

Location: The John A. Wheeler Lecture Hall (RLM 4.102)