Physicist to discuss dark side of universe Oct. 14

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Dr. Marco Cavaglia in LIGO lab at S&T. Photo by Tom Wagner/Missouri S&T,

Dr. Marco Cavaglia, professor of physics at S&T, will present a talk titled “Missouri’s Window to the Sky” at noon-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, via Zoom. His talk is part of an online series hosted by S&T’s global learning department.

In 1916, Albert Einstein published a paper demonstrating that space and time can be warped in the shape of a wave. One hundred years later, scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration announced the first observation of a “ripple of space-time” from two colliding black holes. This scientific achievement marked the beginning of a new way the “dark side” of our universe. In this talk, Cavaglia will discuss how the new Institute for Multi-messenger Astrophysics and Cosmology (IMAC) at Missouri S&T contributes to this science. 

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