Lab Home | Phone | Search
Center for Nonlinear Studies  Center for Nonlinear Studies
 Home 
 People 
 Current 
 Affiliates 
 Alumni 
 Visitors 
 Students 
 Research 
 ICAM-LANL 
 Publications 
 Publications 
 2007 
 2006 
 2005 
 2004 
 2003 
 2002 
 2001 
 2000 
 <1999 
 Conferences 
 Workshops 
 Sponsorship 
 Talks 
 Colloquia 
 Colloquia Archive 
 Seminars 
 Postdoc Seminars Archive 
 Quantum Lunch 
 CMS Colloquia 
 Q-Mat Seminars 
 Q-Mat Seminars Archive 
 Archive 
 Kac Lectures 
 Dist. Quant. Lecture 
 Ulam Scholar 
 Colloquia 
 
 Jobs 
 Students 
 Summer Research 
 Student Application 
 Visitors 
 Description 
 Past Visitors 
 Services 
 General 
 PD Travel Request 
 
 History of CNLS 
 
 Maps, Directions 
 CNLS Office 
 T-Division 
 LANL 
 
Monday, April 16, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)

Colloquium

Black-Holes, Neutron-Stars, Numerical Relativity and the Birth of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Pablo Laguna
Georgia Technical University

Gravitational wave astronomy has arrived with the detection of gravitational waves emitted by black-hole and neutron-star binary systems. This was the culmination of a colossal scientific and engineering effort. In parallel to this effort, the numerical relativity community worked on figuring out what to expect. I will give a general overview of recent observations of gravitational waves and discuss the role that numerical relativity played in the prediction and characterizations of the sources. I will also present my views on the future of numerical relativity and its potential for producing unique tools for astronomical discoveries.

Host: Wojciech Zurek