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Public Talk: David Reitze on Gravitational Waves, Colliding Black Holes
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 07:30pm - 08:30pm

David Reitze

Gravitational Waves, Colliding Black Holes, and Tornadoes in Space-Time:
The Dawn of a New Astronomy 

 

A free public talk featuring UT Austin alumnus

Dr. David Reitze

Executive Director of LIGO

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

California Institute of Technology

 

100 years after Einstein proposed his theory of relativity, beautiful proof of it arrived from billions of light years away. Dr. Reitze broke the news of detecting colliding black holes and his firsthand account will showcase what the biggest physics breakthrough in decades means for the future of science.