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Bad Astra Interviews Maya Fishbach

Interview

Bad Astra Interviews Maya Fishbach

Maya Fishbach uses gravitational waves to probe the universe’s most extreme objects — black holes and neutron stars. Her research aims to understand where, when and how these systems of merging compact objects are made. As a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, she analyzes gravitational-wave data to study the population properties of colliding black

  • Outreach

LIGO-Virgo Discoveries Over Time

Video

LIGO-Virgo Discoveries Over Time

This movie shows the increasing sample of gravitational wave sources, starting before LIGO-Virgo went online (with only electromagnetic, EM, sources) and then moving through the three observing runs of data that are now available (O1, O2, and O3a). Watch as the sample of merging black holes and neutron stars has dramatically increased over the past

Visualization: LIGO-Virgo / Frank Elavsky, Aaron Geller / Northwestern

  • Science,
  • Data Science & Computing

LIGO and Beyond

Interview

LIGO and Beyond

Episode 8 of the documentary series “LIGO: The Discovery that Shook the World” features CIERA Director Vicky Kalogera discussing the science of future LIGO instruments (the detectors that observe gravitational waves). All 8 episodes can be found on YouTube.  

The Advanced LIGO Documentary Project was a collaboration among Caltech, MIT, the LIGO Laboratory and director Les Guthman that made the feature documentary, “LIGO,” and the eight-part video series, THE DISCOVERY THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, about LIGO’s major gravitational wave discoveries 2015-2017 and the birth of the new era of gravitational wave astronomy.

  • Education

CIERA’s 10th Annual Public Lecture, “The NU Astronomy of Stars, Black Holes, and Cosmic Explosions”

Event

CIERA’s 10th Annual Public Lecture, “The NU Astronomy of Stars, Black Holes, and Cosmic Explosions”

CIERA’s 10th annual public lecture was presented October 11, 2018 by director Vicky Kalogera. Kalogera’s talk–a glimpse into the years of fascinating work conducted by CIERA–highlighted key discoveries and what they mean for the future of astronomy. Kalogera discussed the lives of stars, how their influence on the Cosmos has changed in the recent decade,

CIERA / Northwestern

  • Event,
  • Interdisciplinary

NSF Panel for First Cosmic Event seen in Gravitational Waves and Light

Interview / Event

NSF Panel for First Cosmic Event seen in Gravitational Waves and Light

LIGO – Virgo discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light. Announcement made at the National Press Club, Washington, DC. Panel with representatives from various telescopes, begins at 51:21 (Please note that Marica Branchesi’s institutional affiliation is incorrectly indicated in the video. The correct affiliation for Dr. Branchesi is Gran Sasso

NSF / LIGO-Virgo

  • Education,
  • Event,
  • Science