4-8 July 2016
Kramer Law building
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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NON-SPECIALIST LECTURE: The gravitational wave event GW150914

Presented by Prof. Nigel BISHOP on 6 Jul 2016 from 14:00 to 14:40
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Astrophysics (1)
Track: Track D1 - Astrophysics

Abstract

This talk reviews the LIGO observations of GW150914, and shows how this data leads to the interpretation that it represents the merger of two black holes each of mass about 30 Msun at a distance of about 400 Mpc. We also review the observation of a possible coincident gamma ray burst. The implications for astrophysics and fundamental physics are also discussed.

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Location: Kramer Law building
Address: UCT Middle Campus Cape Town
Room: 5A


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