Saturday, May 7, 2005
170 & 182 Dennison Building
Speaker: Professor Keith Riles (U-M Physics)Gravitational waves are minute disturbances of space itself, first predicted by Einstein. They are believed to arise both from violent events, such as the Big Bang or the collisions of black holes, and from quieter phenomena, such as the steady spin of a bumpy neutron star. Become familiar with the nature and sources of these tiny ripples of space, along with prospects for their direct discovery in the next few years.
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437