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FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium

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301 Pittsboro Street., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

November 2018

Rainer Weiss Gravitational Waves Public Lecture

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro Street., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Dr. Rainer Weiss, Professor of Physics Emeritus at MIT and 2017 Nobel Laureate, will discuss "Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves." The observations of gravitational waves from the mergers of compact binary sources opens a new way to learn about the universe, as well as test General Relativity in the limit of strong gravitational interactions — the dynamics of massive bodies traveling at relativistic speeds in a highly curved space-time.  

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