Monday, June 13, 2011

"Gravitational Wave Detection"

More from the ongoing TIPP conference. Sam Waldman from MIT is presenting this topic during the morning plenary session.

The talk covers the effort in detecting gravitational wave.

"Mass tells spacetime how to curve, and spacetime tells mass how to move" - Wheeler

Astrophysical tools to produce gravitational waves - neutron stars and black holes. He is showing a movie of two compact stars orbiting each other, and also had an audio of the frequency change as the two stars collapse into each other.


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