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Date: April 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Sponsor: Villanova University
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Event Location:
Driscoll Hall Auditorium, Villanova Univesity, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA, United States


Gravitational Waves
Amber Stuver
Thursday, April 11
Dr. Stuver joined the faculty at Villanova University after spending a decade working at the LIGO Livingston Observatory.  She holds a PhD and an MEd in physics from the Pennsylvania State University and her research focuses on the computational aspects of gravitational wave searches.  As a member of the LSC, she was the co-recipient of the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, the 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize, and the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award in Technical and Scientific Research.  She has given many public lectures, tours at the LIGO Livingston Observatory, and written for TED-Ed.
The gravitational wave detector that Dr. Stuver works with is called LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and first discovered black holes colliding from 1.3 billion light years away from the Earth.
Come and learn about the new discoveries being made with gravitational waves!

Event Posted by: Lowell Gustafson