HET-Discovery seminar by Alex Nielson – University of Copenhagen

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HET-Discovery seminar by Alex Nielson

Title: Gravitational wave detection of a binary black hole merger

Abstract: On September 14th 2015 the merger of a binary black hole system was observed by the advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors for the first time. This was the first binary black hole system ever detected by any means and a milestone in
gravitational physics. I will present an overview of the detection, the science
of gravitational wave astronomy, what we can learn from the detection in terms
of astrophysics and fundamental physics and what the future may hold for this
new field in astronomy.