Conference: Gravitational waves: from Einstein to a new science. Nobel prize in Physics Barry Barish.

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Conference: Gravitational waves: from Einstein to a new science. Nobel prize in Physics 2017 Barry Barish. Free access, will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium of the Museu de les Ciències from 7:00 p.m.  
Conferencia Las Ondas Gravitacionales: Las nuevas mensajeras del Universo impartida por Alicia Sintes

Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a hundred years ago, but its effects are so small that Einstein himself doubted that one day they could be detected. It took the community of theoretical physicists forty years of controversy to come to the conviction that these waves were indeed real. At that point the problem passed to the community of experimental physicists: would they be able to develop instruments that are sufficiently precise to detect them? The Observatory of Gravitational Waves through Laser Interferometry (LIGO, for its acronym in English), using techniques of exquisite sensitivity, has managed to repeatedly observe the gravitational waves emitted by the merger of two black holes, and more recently He has also observed the collision of two neutron stars. These observations have opened a totally new window to the universe: the astronomy of gravitational waves.

Free access prior registration.


6.30 pm. Accreditations
7.00 pm. Conference at the Santiago Grisolía Auditorium
8.00 pm. End of the conference and start of the conversation.
8.30 pm. End of activity

The conference will be given in English with simultaneous translation.

We would like to inform you that this conference will be recorded on video and it will be live broadcast. It can be broadcasted in any of the audiovisual media of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.