ITC Colloquium - Deirdre Shoemaker (Georgia Tech)


Thursday, February 23, 2017, 11:00am to 12:00pm



Numerical Relativity and the first Detection of Gravitational Waves

Abstract: For decades, both the gravitational wave and numerical relativity communities have worked to prepare for the era of gravitational wave astronomy. With the first observation of two black holes merging (GW150914), the new era of gravitational wave astronomy has begun. I will present the role that numerical relativity played in the unveiling of the gravitational wave sky and anticipate how it might improve our understanding of astrophysics.


See also: Colloquium, 2016-17