Dunlap Institute: Cosmos From Your Couch - Whispers From the Cosmos (ONLINE)

Whispers From the Cosmos
Image © Sandbox Studio, Chicago with Corinne Mucha
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The recent discovery of gravitational waves marks the dawn of a new field of astronomy and provides new opportunities to study several elusive systems in the Cosmos. Compact binaries, made up of pairs of stellar remnants, are difficult to observe with traditional astronomical observations, but they are the most prolific source of gravitational waves. In this edition of Cosmos From Your Couch, Dr. Katie Breivik will do a light-speed intro of General Relativity, gravitational waves, and what we’ve learned from the 12 gravitational-wave detections to date!

There will be lots of time allowed for questions.

Join us for this livestream on our YouTube page.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Toronto
Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/DunlapInstitute