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Gravitational waves: The story of an exciting discovery

Ippocratis Saltas

Gravitational waves are a prediction of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, and correspond to tiny ripples of spacetime propagating across the Universe. On February 11th 2016, the LIGO collaboration announced their discovery spreading a huge excitement among scientists. In this talk, I will discuss about the recent discovery, explaining its significance for our understanding of gravity from the smallest to the largest scales in the Universe, and the bright new research avenues it opens up.

2016 March 09, 14:00

Faculdade de CiÍncias da Universidade de Lisboa (C1.4.14)
Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa

Instituto de Astrof√≠sica e Ci√™ncias do Espa√ßo Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Funda√ß√£o para a Ci√™ncia e a Tecnologia
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