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Rod Hind. Gravity Waves: From Newton to LIGO and beyond   
Tuesday 05 February 2019, 07:15pm - 09:30pm
   

The first direct detection of gravity waves was announced in early 2016. In this talk I trace our ideas
about gravity from Isaac Newton’s “classical theory” that still dominates our everyday experiences
through to Einstein’s General Relativity and its implications. General Relativity allowed astronomers
to understand the history of our expanding universe and provides the refinements needed to make
GPS accurate but the prediction of gravity waves remained enigmatic and extremely difficult to
verify. The recent discovery is just the first step to exploring a whole spectrum of gravity waves that
may well give us a view of the “Big Bang” itself. Includes some demonstrations and audience
participation.

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