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Black Hole Hunting with Pulsar Timing Arrays

Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium

Part of the Astonomy Winter Lectures Series. Sponsored by the SMAS and MOR.

Presenter: Dr. Neil Cornish, Physics professor, Montana State University

The International Pulsar Timing Array is a galactic scale gravitational wave detector designed to detect signals from black holes billions of times more massive than our Sun. The race is now on to make the first direct detection of gravitational waves - will it be by Pulsar Timing or by the LIGO/Virgo laser interferometers?

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