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April 20, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Physics #312 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free!
Audience: Academic Staff, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Title: Here comes the light - GW170817 and gravitational-wave precision cosmology

Speaker: Hsin-Yu Chen (Harvard University)

Abstract: With the first and second observing runs of Advanced LIGO and Virgo, the era of gravitational-wave astronomy has begun.  One of the great promises of the field is the use of gravitational waves to directly measure the luminosity distance to sources, which was dramatically exemplified with the measurement of Hubble constant. In this talk I will share the discovery story of GW170817 and in particular discuss the constraints on the Hubble constant to be expected from binary mergers in ground-based gravitational wave detectors.

For more information about this event, please contact Matt Barrett at +1 313 5770750 or gd0247@wayne.edu.