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SMP 5/14/05 | How to Catch a Gravitational Wave | Speaker: Keith Riles

Saturday, May 14, 2005
4:00 AM
170 & 182 Dennison Building

Speaker: Professor Keith Riles (U-M Physics)

Scientists worldwide have constructed gigantic laser interferometers, kilometers long, to detect gravitational waves coming to us from our own galaxy and from very distant galaxies. These new instruments, including the U.S. LIGO and LISA interferometers, can detect distortions of space a thousand times smaller than a proton. Discover how these detectors work and their formidable technological challenges, along with results of first searches.

Detailed Information
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.

Contact Information
For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437