Einstein Lectures
Archana Pai (Indian Institute for Science, Education and Research, Trivandrum)
Date & Time
17 February 2017, 13:00 to 15:00
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology (RIT), Kottayam, Kerala

Let us listen to the symphony of our Universe!

On September 14, 2015, two LIGO detectors located in Livingston, Lousiana and Hanford, Washington observed gravitational waves from a black hole binary merger event located at 1.33 billion light years away in a distant galaxy. This is the first direct detection of gravitational waves and first evidence of black-hole binary merger. With this historical discovery, a new window of gravitational wave astronomy is opened to the universe. In this talk, Dr. Archana Pai will develop necessary background of gravitational waves, optical laser interferometer as a gravitational wave detector leading to this historic discovery.