Meeting on gravitational waves in Navarra.

30 October, 2018


The meeting about gravitational waves is going to be held at the Auditorium of the Museum of Navarra on November 9th. These ’ripples’ in the fabric of space-time, are tiny disturbances generated by astronomical phenomena of great violence, such as collisions of black holes and neutron stars.

Among the speakers at the meeting will be, Alicia M. Sintes Olives and César García Marirrodriga. Alicia M. Sintes is a professor at the University of the Balearic Islands, who leads the first spanish group that participated in the international collaboration LIGO, the observatory that detected gravitational waves for the first time predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years before. César García Marirrodriga is the director of the LISA Pathfinder mission of the European Space Agency, who seeks to send for the first time a space probe to detect these waves.

Alicia will give a lecture entitled “The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy” where she is going to explain what gravitational waves are, how they were detected, what new information they bring to us, and what is the role of the UIB Relativity and Gravitation Group on the six detections of gravitational waves until today.