To break up the long days until the we all get the vaccine Reading Geek Night is running monthly Virtual Talks & Pub Quiz Evenings (2nd Tuesday of every month). For details and the Zoom link for the event please REGISTER HERE
Please note we are starting at 7:30pm this month.
Theme: Virtual Talk & Pub Quiz Evening
- 7:30pm Social & Networking
- 8:00pm Welcome and Introductions
- 8:05pm Gravitational Waves: 5 years on (Dr Chris North, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University)
- 8:35pm Comfort break & top up drinks
- 8:45pm Pub Quiz
- 9:30pm Social & Networking
- 9:45pm End
Gravitational Waves: 5 years on (Dr Chris North, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University)
The LIGO experiment detected gravitational waves in 2015, announced to the world in 2016. This marked the dawn of the era of gravitational wave astronomy, and the field has been moving on apace – there is now an international network of detectors. I’ll give an overview of what gravitational waves are, how we detect them, what they tell us about the Universe, and what we have to look forward to in the future from the youngest field in observational astronomy.
Dr Chris North is a Physics and Astronomy Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University. Chris has authored a number books and is a semi-regular broadcaster and a familiar face from the BBC’s Sky at Night.
Usual format is to gather from 7:00pm and commence the talks at 7:30pm. Talks are ~20mins + Q&A with plenty of time for networking and beer.
Look forward to seeing you there!
If you are interested in giving a talk at an upcoming event please contact us via twitter: @RDGGeekNight, Facebook or email us: talks [at] rdggeeknight.org