Public Lecture:- Einstein’s Gift to Us - Gravitational Wave Astronomy
The recent discovery and measurements of gravitational waves, as first proposed by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, is not only a fundamental confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity but also opens up an exciting, new field of gravitational wave astronomy. Gravitational waves are ripples in the shape of space-time generated by accelerating masses in the universe. In this lecture the speakers will begin with the background history to how the ideas of the existence of gravitational waves developed and the kinds of astronomical events and sources that create them. They will explain how these waves have been detected through the development of high precision and low noise measurement technology and what was observed in the discovery reported earlier this year. Finally, they will try to anticipate the advances and further discoveries for this new field of astronomy in the future.
時間：2016.09.30(五) 17:00 ~ 18:00
●Prof. Kip S. THRONE (2016邵逸夫天文學獎得獎者)
●Prof. Rainer WEISS (2016邵逸夫天文學獎得獎者)