[PAST EVENT] Saturday Morning Physics: "LIGO: Laser Detection of Ripples in Space" (Prof. Eugeniy Mikhailov)

May 25, 2013
11am - 12pm
Small Hall, Room 111
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves, but they have not yet been observed. Prof. Mikhailov will discuss possible ways to detect gravitational waves, in particular the Laser Interferometry Gravitational Wave Observatory. He will discuss the challenges and benefits in constructing a gravitational wave detector.