Special Event: Astrophysics & Space Research Group invite you to celebrate exciting Gravitational Waves discovery

Dear friends of the University of Birmingham Observatory,

Many of you will have seen the exciting news about the hunt for gravitational waves. For those of you who have not—can you stay spoiler free until Wednesday? The University of Birmingham, alongside colleagues around the world, have played an important role in the work of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and we would like to share the latest news with you all!

On Wednesday 17 February we are holding a special event. We will have talks followed by a question and answer session with our local experts. There will, of course, be the chance to chat with our researchers and enjoy some of our science demonstrations afterwards. Talks will start at 7 pm, so please arrive a little before then.

As for all the events organised by the Astrophysics & Space Research Group, this is event is free, but we ask you to register

https://gravitationalwaves.eventbrite.co.uk

We expert that this will be extremely popular, so please do sign up promptly to avoid disappointment!

This is an exciting time, and a special occasion as we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of general relativity (and Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves). We have been marking this in our regular Astronomy in the City events, the final one for this season will be 9 March when Dr Graham Smith will be talking about Einstein’s greatest blunder. More details can be found on the Astronomy in the City website

http://www.sr.bham.ac.uk/observatory/astronomyinthecity.php

We hope that you will enjoy discovering the fantastic work done here in Birmingham (and across the world).

Best regards,

Christopher Berry

For further information regarding the…

Dr Christopher Berry: Dr Christopher Berry’s blog
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