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Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
By Kip S Thorne (Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech & 2017 Nobel Laureate in Physics )
16:00 to 18:00 Thursday, 11 January 2018
ICTS Campus, Bangalore North
There are two types of waves that can propagate across the universe: Electromagnetic waves and gravitational waves. Galileo initiated electromagnetic astronomy 400 years ago by pointing a telescope at the sky and discovering the moons of Jupiter. LIGO recently initiated gravitational astronomy by observing gravitational waves from colliding black holes. Thorne will describe this discovery, the 50 year effort that led to it, and the rich explorations that lie ahead.https://www.icts.res.in/lec...