Pizza with a Scientist: Scott Hughes and Gravitational Waves

Last week scientists announced the fourth detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that shook the international physics community when they were first detected in 2015. The feat not only validated Einstein’s theory of general relativity but also opened a new field of astronomy that will essentially allow us to listen to some of the most energetic and exciting processes in the universe.

Join your NESW colleagues for pizza with MIT physics professor Scott Hughes, who will describe the discoveries, why they are so important, and the current status of the research. Hughes studies astrophysical general relativity, focusing on black holes and gravitational-wave sources.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Building 37, Room 252 (Marlar Lounge)
70 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

This event is limited to 15 people; RSVP to reserve your seat!

Contact Elizabeth Thompson with any questions.

Image: LIGO/Caltech/MIT

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