Probing Einstein's Universe 3/21
Barry C. Barish, Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus
CALTECH, Pasadena, CA
2007 Abigail and John Van Vleck Lectures
4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, Van Vleck Auditorium
As a consequence of his theory of general relativity, Einstein predicted the existence of a new physical phenomenon called gravitational radiation. The science of gravitational waves, the status of the searches and the prospects for detection will be discussed.