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John Bahcall Lecture Series

Observation of the merger of binary black holes: the beginning of gravitational wave astronomy

Presented by: Rainer Weiss  (LIGO Scientific Collaboration )
Category: Special Interest   Duration: 2 hours   Broadcast date: May 08, 2017
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After some history of gravitational waves will follow with a description of the waves and the technique for detecting them. Present and discuss the observations and end with a vision for the future of gravitational wave astronomy and astrophysics.