Wednesday Colloquium: Prof. Sergey Klimenko, University of Florida.  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 10/19 3:00 PM to Wednesday, 10/19 4:00 PM
  • Speaker: Prof. Sergey Klimenko
  • Host: Richard Cavanaugh
  • Campus Address: 138 SES (Science and Engineering South)
Title: Discovery of Celestial Soundtrack

Abstract: A number of fascinating phenomena in the Universe produce transient events studied by the traditional astronomy in a wide spectrum of messengers: multi-wavelength electromagnetic radiation, neutrinos and cosmic rays. Discovery of gravitational waves by LIGO opens a new window on Universe. Now we not only can see the Universe with telescopes ("Celestial Cinematography"), but we can also listen to it with gravitational wave detectors ("Celestial Soundtrack"). Coming from the strong field core of astrophysical events often not observed by the telescopes, gravitational waves dramatically expand our means to study the transient Universe. In my presentation I'll talk about the discovery of gravitational waves, astrophysical sources, and discuss challenges and opportunities of the future multi-messenger Astronomy.

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