The Universe in a New Light: Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years after Einstein's Prediction

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source: International Centre for Theoretical Sciences    2016年2月16日
URL: https://www.icts.res.in/universe-in-n...
Date: 13 Feb 2016, 10:00 to 15:00 HRS IST
Venue: Chandrasekhar Auditorium, ICTS, Bengaluru
The discovery of gravitational waves is a special moment for science. In celebration of this occasion and also to highlight the important contributions made by the Indian scientific community, ICTS-TIFR is organising a day event (10am-3pm) on Saturday, 13 Feb 2016 at its new campus in Hesaraghatta. This event titled "The Universe in a New Light" will consist of talks aimed at a general scientific audience, which will explain the origin of gravitational waves, how they were detected and what we are learning from their detection as well as the new directions that now open up. The speakers include Bala Iyer (Simons Visiting Professor at ICTS-TIFR and Chairperson, IndIGO consortium), C. V. Vishveshwara, P. Ajith (group leader in Astrophysical relativity, ICTS-TIFR), K.G. Arun (CMI), Tarun Souradeep (IUCAA, Pune; Spokesperson, Indigo consortium). They will convey how this discovery opens a completely new window into the universe entirely different from how we have seen the universe hitherto - which has been only through electromagnetic waves (visible light, radio, X-ray etc.). There will also be an interaction with the press and an opportunity for them to talk with the various members of the scientific community present.
Welcome Speech by Rajesh Gopakumar (Director, ICTS) 7:41
The discovery of gravitational waves by Parameswaran Ajith 30:32
The Indian contribution in the discovery by K. G. Arun 23:17
LIGO-India: Towards gravitational-wave astronomy by Bala Iyer 25:24
Press Meet 45:31
Deciphering the discovery: Summary of the companion papers 1:04:50
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Reflections on the history of black holes and gravitational waves by C. V. Vishveshwara 21:02

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