Δευτέρα, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

Ανακοινώθηκε η συνέντευξη τύπου του LIGO

Πριν λίγο ανακοινώθηκαν κάποιες λεπτομέρειες για την συνέντευξη τύπου που ετοιμάζει το LIGO. Παράλληλα με το event στην Αμερική θα πραγματοποιηθεί και έναν αντίστοιχο event στην Ευρώπη από το VIRGO group.




FEBRUARY 11th: Scientists to provide an update on the search for gravitational waves

100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) and the VIRGO Collaboration invite the scientific community at the EGO site in Cascina, Pisa (Italy) for an update on efforts to detect them.

Cascina (Pisa, Italy) – Journalists are invited to join the site of the European Gravitational Observatory as it brings together the scientists from the VIRGO Collaboration this Thursday, February 11 at 16:30 p.m. for a status report on the effort to detect gravitational waves – or ripples in the fabric of spacetime – from the VIRGO-LIGO scientific collaborations.

On the same date a simultaneous event organised by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration will take place in Washington, D.C. in the USA.




THURSDAY: SCIENTISTS TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON THE SEARCH FOR GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation gathers scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration to update the scientific community on efforts to detect them.

(Washington, DC) -- Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation as it brings together the scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club for a status report on the effort to detect gravitational waves - or ripples in the fabric of spacetime - using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Albert Einstein's prediction of the existence of gravitational waves. With interest in this topic piqued by the centennial, the group will discuss their ongoing efforts to observe gravitational waves.

LIGO, a system of two identical detectors carefully constructed to detect incredibly tiny vibrations from passing gravitational waves, was conceived and built by MIT and Caltech researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation, with significant contributions from other U.S. and international partners. The twin detectors are located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington. Research and analysis of data from the detectors is carried out by a global group of scientists, including the LSC, which includes the GEO600 Collaboration, and the VIRGO Collaboration.

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