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News Release • October 11, 2017
Issued jointly by the LIGO Laboratory, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, National Science Foundation, and Virgo Collaboration
Scientists to discuss new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy
Scientists representing LIGO, Virgo, and some 70 observatories will reveal new details and discoveries made in the ongoing search for gravitational waves.
The gathering will begin with an overview of new findings from LIGO, Virgo, and partners that span the globe, followed by details from telescopes that work with the LIGO and Virgo Collaboration to study extreme events in the cosmos.
Monday, October 16, 2017
10:00 AM US EDT
** Panels to begin at 10:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., with a 15-minute break in between. Event expected to conclude by 12:30 p.m.
The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
The following researchers will offer brief opening remarks over the course of two panels, with time for questions at the end of each panel:
Moderator: France Córdova, Director of the National Science Foundation
David Reitze, Executive Director, LIGO Laboratory/Caltech
David Shoemaker, Spokesperson, LIGO Scientific Collaboration/MIT
Jo van den Brand, Spokesperson, Virgo Collaboration/Nikhef, VU University Amsterdam
Julie McEnery, Fermi Project Scientist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Marica Branchesi, Virgo Collaboration/Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy
Vicky Kalogera, Astrophysicist, LIGO Scientific Collaboration/Northwestern University
Moderator: Jim Ulvestad, NSF Assistant Director (Acting) for Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Laura Cadonati, Deputy Spokesperson, LIGO Scientific Collaboration/Georgia Tech
Andy Howell, Staff Scientist at Las Cumbres Observatory/UC-Santa Barbara
Ryan Foley, Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California-Santa Cruz
Marcelle Soares-Santos, Assistant Professor, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory/Brandeis University
David Sand, Assistant Professor in Astronomy, University of Arizona
Nial Tanvir, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Leicester, UK
Edo Berger, Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University
Eleonora Troja, Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/University of Maryland
Alessandra Corsi, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas Tech University
I'm going to be bored to tears in the fabric of reality..
originally posted by: Akragon
a reply to: worldstarcountry
its ...further study on the "gravity waves" they believe originated in the "big bang"