Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lecture with Nergis Mavalvala

3:30–4:30 pm KPTC 106

Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lecture Hall, Kersten Physics Teaching Center, 5720 S. Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago Department of Physics welcomes to the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lecture Series

Nergis Mavalvala, Marble Professor of Astrophysics at MIT and Dean of the MIT School of Science, delivering the 2022 lecture:

"Listening to Cosmic Symphonies Above the Quantum Din"

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves for the first time in 2015. Since then dozens more astrophysical observations have been confirmed. To detect these spacetime ripples requires measurement with attometer precision. I will describe the quantum technologies that make such a measurement possible and enable present and future discoveries. She will describe the quantum technologies that make such a measurement possible and enable present and future discoveries.

Currently this event will be held in-person at the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lecture Hall in Kersten Physics Teaching Center. Check back for a livestream address.

This event is supported by Heising-Simons Foundation.

Event Type

Broad Audience, Lectures

Topics

Astronomy, quantum>

Oct 13