Experts to discuss gravity waves at ASU; public welcome

By

Karin Valentine

The physics community was elated by the recent announcement that gravity waves have been detected after decades of searching, and fully 100 years after Einstein’s prediction in his famous Theory of General Relativity.

Experts in gravity waves from Arizona State University's Department of Physics and School of Earth and Space Exploration , of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences , will hold a public lecture and panel at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Marston Exploration Theater on the Tempe campus.

Panelists will provide an introduction to Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, explain what exactly was “seen” and how, and why it matters to us all. Questions from the audience will be welcome throughout the discussion.

Featured panelists include Paul Davies from the Beyond Center, Rogier Windhorst and Philip Mauskopf from the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and Tanmay Vachaspati and Maulik Parikh from the Department of Physics.

This event is free and open to the public. The Marston Exploration Theater is in the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV on the Tempe campus. The event will also be webcast live at http://www.ustream.tv/asutv .

For more information and to RSVP, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gravity-waves-it-matters-tickets-22280724246 .