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“Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger” Dr. Patrick Brady

March 3, 2016

Abstract: On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal. The signal sweeps upwards in frequency from 35 to 250 Hz and matches the waveform predicted by general relativity for the inspiral and merger of a pair of black holes and the ringdown of the resulting single black hole. I will discuss the LIGO detectors, the implications of this observation, and prospects for the new field of gravitational-wave astronomy.

Speaker:  Dr. Patrick Brady, Director of the Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology, and Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Video of the presentation

Fifty-one Erg 2015

June 1, 2015

The CoSMS Institute is proud to co-sponsor Fifty-one Erg 2015, an international workshop on the physics and observations of supernovae and supernova remnants.

 

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Neutrino Day at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

May 21, 2015

The Institute for Cosmology, Subatomic Matter & Symmetries is partnering with the Sanford Underground Research Laboratory and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Astronomy and Astrophysics Laboratory to bring Neutrino Day–an annual celebration of neutrino science in Lead, South Dakota–to the triangle. Join us at the Daily Planet as we venture nearly a mile underground the Homestake mine.

CoSMS Institute Co-Sponsors FOE2015 Conference

May 21, 2015

The Institute for Cosmology, Subatomic Matter & Symmetry is cosponsoring Fifty-one Erg 2015, an international workshop on the physics and observations of supernovae and supernova remnants. The conference will take place at NC State University June 1-5, 2015. To find out more and register to attend, visit: F.O.E. 2015

Faculty Gather for Kick-off Retreat

May 21, 2015

On May 7, 2015, more than 40 members of the UNC, NC State, and Duke faculties gathered with colleagues from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Astronomy and Astrophysics Laboratory to kick-off the CoSMS Institute’s inaugural year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The retreat focused on the big questions in physics and astronomy, connections between subfields, and plans for the upcoming academic year.