Honors Presents: Einstein's Cries: When Black Holes Merge and Neutron Stars Collide with Dr. Yunes
- Friday, February 3, 2017 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
In 1905 and again in 1915, a young office clerk put forth several revolutionary ideas that shook the foundations of physics. Since then, Albert Einstein's scientific predictions have been found to be true through experiments and observations, including his long-sought-after gravitational waves. These waves are produced in the most violent and energetic events in the Universe: when black holes merge and neutron stars collide. In this Honors Presents trip, we will learn the story of the recent detection of these waves by a team of international scientists, including some at MSU. The detection of gravitational waves is being called one of the most profound human discoveries ever made. Join us for a tour of black holes and gravitational waves and their significance, as Nico guides us on a quest to decode Einstein's secrets and hear his final cries.