In this talk, Dr. Laura Cadonati introduces one of the greatest scientific discoveries this century through a variety of illustrations and animations.
Prof. Cadonati joined the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics at Georgia Tech in January 2015. She was previously Associate Professor in the Physics department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she has been a member of the faculty since 2007. She received her Laurea degree from the University of Milano, in Italy, and a PhD in Physics from Princeton University, working on the Borexino solar neutrino experiment, and later joined the LIGO Laboratory at MIT as a postdoc and research scientist. Prof. Cadonati’s research interest include gravitational waves and particle astrophysics. She chairs the LIGO Data Analysis Council and her group’s main focus is the detection of gravitational wave transients in LIGO.
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