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Sunday, April 23 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Hearing the Universe: The Story of Gravitational Waves

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In 2016, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein 100 years earlier. In this talk, Dr Erin Macdonald will take us through the science behind gravitational waves, the various attempts at detection, and what the ability to detect spacetime means for science (and science fiction!).

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Dr. Erin Macdonald

Space Consultant, LIGO Member
Dr. Erin Macdonald is a speaker and consultant on the topic of space science in science fiction. ​Erin was a member of the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration during her years in academia. Additionally, she is the Global Resources Manager for World Space Week and the Colorado State Coordinator for 314 Action. She has appeared at StarFest before, and we welcome her back as part of the StarFest Science Fest... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
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