time: 6:00pm Reception
7:15 Scientist Corey Austin + Q&A to follow
cost: $44++ Per Person
attire: Business Casual
This event is open to the entire City Club membership!
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Go behind the scenes of the 2017 Nobel Prize winning project that detects gravitational waves in space. Featuring special guest: Scientist Corey Austin. Explore the universe with some of the physicists who are currently working on the project.
This talk will briefly cover the physics behind the generation of gravitational waves, the physics behind detecting gravitational waves, and the discoveries made to date by the project.
On September 14, 2015 the LIGO detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana and Hanford, Washington, made the first detection of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger. On August 17, 2017 the LIGO detectors made the first observation of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars. In the fall of 2017, the founders of the LIGO project were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the observation of gravitational waves. After a scheduled shutdown for upgrades to improve the sensitivity of the detectors, the LIGO detectors were turned back on in April 2019 for the 3rd observing run, which is scheduled to last for at least one calendar year. This talk will briefly cover the physics behind the generation of gravitational waves, the physics behind detecting gravitational waves, and the discoveries made to date by the project.
For more information about LIGO you can visit: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/mit/news/ligo20171003
Featuring Scientist Corey Austin
Corey Austin is a graduate student working to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO Livingston detector.
Corey is a Louisiana native who grew up in north Louisiana and graduated from LSU in 2005. Following graduation, Corey worked for an international oilfield services company for seven years before leaving to attend graduate school at Louisiana Tech University. In November 2015 Corey was awarded a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics. Corey currently spends his days at the LIGO Livingston detector and is scheduled to receive his PhD in Physics from LSU in the spring of 2020.
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