The 2017 Lannutti Lecture series will be held on November 30th. Mark your calendars and plan to attend one or both of the lectures.
This year’s presenter is Dr. Gabriela González, a professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University. LSU is only 30 miles away from the LIGO Livingston Observatory, where she conducts most of her research. The LIGO project, funded by the National Science Foundation, has gravitational wave detectors in two observatories, the one in Livingston and a second in Hanford, Washington.
Dr. González has been a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 1997, and in 2011 she was elected as its spokesperson. Her research addresses characterization of noise in and calibration of the gravitational wave detectors.
Her first lecture will be a Physics Colloquium in the FSU Department of Physics, 101 Richards Building (UPL), 1055 Atomic Way, at 3:45 PM on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Dr. González’ lecture will be, “Gravitational Waves Astronomy.”
Her second lecture, “Einstein, gravitational waves and black holes,” will be given on Thursday, 30 November 2017, at 7:30 PM at the FSU College of Medicine Auditorium, 1115 West Call Street.
Both lectures are free and open to the public.