Hamilton Colloquium Series: Rana Adhikari, Caltech; "The truth behind the LIGO discoveries"

Thu, Oct 6, 2016, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Jadwin A10

After 50 years, the gravitational radiation community announced the detection of a binary black hole merger. The radiation traveled through space for a billion years and registered in the LIGO interferometers on Sep. 14. I will describe what really went on in the few years before the detection, what the prospect is for getting daily black hole signals, and what the fundamental quantum information limit for spacetime curvature estimation is.