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CIERA’s Shane Larson Leads Gravitational Waves Discussion at Science Café

More than 80 people from the Northwestern and Evanston area communities came to the Firehouse Grill March 23 to talk about the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy. Research Assoc. Professor Shane Larson shared the modern description of gravity, explained what gravitational waves are, how we hope to measure them, and what we hope to learn from their detection.

Northwestern’s Science Café is an informal forum for the local community of science enthusiasts to gather and learn about interesting topics. Science Café is sponsored by Northwestern’s Vice President of Information Technology, Northwestern’s Vice President for Research, and NU Chapter 22 of Sigma Xi.