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25October 2018 7.00PM FREE


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The Institution of Engineering & Technology provide an annual series of lectures. Please address any queries to (not the venue where we hire the function room).

Gravitational Waves
Dr Derek Finch

The theoretical history of gravitational radiation from Newton to Einstein via Maxwell and others; The fundamental problem with detecting gravitational radiation; the early pioneers - Joseph Webber to LIGO; The design of LIGO and the problems it has had to overcome; What LIGO has found and what it means to the scientific community and finally where we go from here.


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