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Listening for gravitational waves above the quantum din

Nergis Mavalvala


The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves for the first time in 2015. Since then dozens more astrophysical observations have been confirmed. To detect these spacetime ripples requires measurement with attometer precision. I will describe the quantum technologies that make such a measurement possible and enable present and future discoveries.

Date: Friday, 2 October 2020
Time: 15:30
Where: McGill University

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