[PAST EVENT] Physics Colloquium

October 27, 2017
4pm - 5pm
Small Hall, Room 111
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public
Small Hall

Kento Yagi, University of Virginia, Title of Talk: Probing Extreme Gravity with Gravitational Waves
Abstract: Recent direct detections of gravitational waves from binary black hole mergers opened a completely new type of astronomy. Very recently, gravitational waves from binary neutron star mergers were detected, followed up by roughly 70 electromagnetic telescopes. Such multimessenger astronomy already brought us very important and new implications in various aspects of physics. In this talk I will give an overview of the current status of this new gravitational wave astronomy and what we have learnt so far in terms of astrophysics, nuclear physics, gravitational physics and cosmology. I will then explain what we expect to find in future in terms of fundamental physics with the up-coming multimessenger astronomy.