Catching Einstein's waves to see black holesSci-Bono Discovery Centre
Surf the “ripples of space-time” with physicist Dr Gabriela Gonzalez at Sci-Bono in her quest to explore the origins of the Universe.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) is pushing the frontiers of science to try and catch the gravitational waves or “ripples of space-time” first predicted by Einstein in his theory of relativity almost a century ago. Spokesperson for LIGO Dr Gabriela Gonzalez will visit the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre on Wednesday 30 May to deliver a public presentation about this exciting new field of astronomy.
Born in Argentina, Dr Gonzalez is a professor at the Louisiana State University and leads a team of over 800 scientists from 15 countries in the hunt for Einstein’s waves. When not working in the lab or travelling to a meeting, you may spot her "creating" her own space-time ripples in her sports car on Louisiana's highways: find her in EinsteinsMessengers.org
Date: Wednesday 30 May
Time: 18h30 for 19h00
Venue: Auditorium, Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba between Jeppe and President Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.
RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Refilwe Pico at 011 639 8448
Secure, lit parking is available directly in front of the building. Callum’s Coffee shop at Sci-Bono is open for light refreshments before the presentation.
Suitable for adults aged 15 and up, Speak2aScientist is Sci-Bono’s public engagement with science programme, providing an informal platform to engage and debate current topics in science and technology.
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Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba between Jeppe and President St Newtown Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa