The Department of Physics and Astronomy's Physics Colloquium presents Ilana MacDonald, Candidate for the Education and Outreach Director for the
Education and Outreach Director for the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy.
Date: February 27, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: SETB 3rd Floor Conference Room
"Gravity: From Falling Apples to Ripples in Space-time"
The force of gravity is something that each and every one of us
experiences all the time. It's what keeps us from flying into space
off the surface of the earth, and what keeps the planets in orbit
around the sun. In this talk, we shall explore the concept of gravity,
starting with humanity's earliest theories about how the universe
works and ending with the ripples in space-time caused by inspiralling
binary black holes.