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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

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  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2018

    Colloquium: Numerical Relativity in the Age of Gravitational Wave Observations

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Deidre Shoemaker
    School of Physics
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Numerical Relativity in the Age of Gravitational Wave Observations

    The advent of gravitational wave astronomy has created opportunities to probe strong-field gravity as we measure the merger of black holes. Numerical relativity provides the means to confront the measurements with theoretical prediction. In this talk, I'll discuss the role numerical relativity played in the observed black hole binaries by LIGO and Virgo and the future potential for unveiling strong-field gravity in both future ground and space based detectors.