After decades of development, scientists are only a few years away from beginning to listen directly to waves of gravity that are sent through the Universe by some of its most exotic objects: black holes, neutron stars, cosmic strings, and even the Big Bang itself. Using film, sound, and demonstrations, the talk will explain how scientists will detect these weakest of all disturbances and what they will learn from them.
Date: Thursday 6 November 2014
Time: 6pm drinks reception, lecture 7pm
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street
Admission is free, but please reserve your place on Eventbrite