Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Undreamt by Einstein - Prospects and Challenges in Gravitational Wave Astronomy »

Bangalore Sathyaprakash
Dept. Physics Astronomy, Cardiff Univ. (Cardiff, Royaume-Uni)

Advanced gravitational wave detectors, LIGO and Virgo, will begin to operate later this year, coinciding with the centenary of General Theory of Relativity. In my colloquium I will discuss opportunities provided by gravitational wave observations in probing fundamental physics, astrophysics and cosmology and the challenges that must be overcome in achieving those goals. In particular, I will focus on four topical areas of research: measuring the equation-of-state of neutron stars, testing general relativity and its alternatives, probing the geometry and dynamics of the Universe on very large scales and EM follow-up of gravitational wave events.
vendredi 24 avril 2015 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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