Gravitational Waves

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Several Society members attended the series of talks and the drinks reception held at Cardiff University on 20th October to celebrate the recent award of the Nobel Prize for Physics to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo Scientific Collaboration team which, in February 2016, discovered and made initial observations of gravitational waves (ripples in the curvature of space-time that travel outward from the source that created them). The University's School of Physics and Astronomy - where the Society holds its fortnightly talks - played a part in this work.

See below a photograph we took after the talks of the Cardiff team plus other notable people involved in this work, including Nial Tanvir from the University of Leicester. You can also watch below a video about the significance of gravitational waves.

Gravitational Astronomy?

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