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Nobel Laureate Barry Barish and Brian Greene discuss the quickly-evolving world of gravitational waves detections—from the first detection on September 14, 2015 to its public announcement five months later through the many detections since. Join them for a conversation about the shuttered Superconducting Super Collider, the origins of LIGO, and hopes for future detectors.
Brian Greene kicks off the session with audience Q+A. Barry Barish joins at 32:00
This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, which is supported, in part, by the John Templeton Foundation.
To take Professor Barish’s full WSU course, Accelerate, Collide, Detect: https://worldscienceu.com/courses/accelerate-collide-detect-barry-barish/
To take Professor Barish’s WSU Master Class: https://youtu.be/-ulbZ8FgTyg
Barry Barish: On the Shoulders of Giants: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/videos/barry-barish-on-the-shoulders-of-giants/
Gravitational Waves: A New Era of Astronomy Begins: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/videos/gravitational-waves-a-new-era-of-astronomy-begins/
WSU Live Sessions are conversations hosted by Brian Greene with World Science U faculty exploring matter, mind, and the cosmos.