Leonard E Parker

Center for Gravitation, Cosmology & Astrophysics

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Leonard E Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics

SPECIAL EVENT: LIGO Collaboration Press Release

Posted by PB on February 11, 2016

One hundred years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation will gather scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration to update the scientific community on efforts to detect them.

A news conference will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. CT at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a status report on the effort to detect gravitational waves – or ripples in the fabric of spacetime – using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). We will begin with a live-stream from the National Press Club in Washington, followed by a Q&A session with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scientists who have played a lead role in the multi-national search for gravitational waves. The local news conference will be held in room 1150 at the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex, on the corner of Maryland and Kenwood Avenues.

For more information, please see the UWM Press release and the LIGO Collaboration Press Release.

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