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Gravitational Waves Free

Thursday 25 7.00pmOctober


Bargeman's Rest

Little London Quay

01983 525828

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Gravitational Waves Free


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The Institution of Engineering & Technology provide an annual series of lectures. Please address any queries to [email protected] (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.