Laura Cadonati

Science Sundays
"Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves"

  • Laura Cadonati
    Professor of Physics
    Georgia Tech Center for Relativistic Astrophysics

  • Sunday January 22, 2017
    Ohio Union, US Bank Conference Theatre
    3pm - 4pm

  • Einstein predicted gravitational waves as ripples in space-time produced by violent astrophysical events. One hundred years later, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) observed gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This groundbreaking discovery marks the beginning of a new astrophysics, providing new ways to probe the universe.

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Biard Lecture

The Exploration of Pluto
Alan Stern (Principal Investigator, New Horizons)

Wednesday February 15, 2017
7:00pm - 8:15pm
COSI, 333 W Broad St, Columbus
National Geographic Giant Screen Movie Theater

Free and open to all
Great for a general audience, including kids
ASL interpreter provided upon request

9th Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture

New Horizons is NASA's historic mission to explore the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons left Earth on 19 January 2006. It made the first exploration of the Pluto system--3 billion miles from Earth--summer 2015, culminating with a highly successful flyby inside the orbits of all five of Pluto's moons on July 14th. Dr. Stern will describe the history of the mission, the encounter with planet Pluto, and the major scientific discoveries made to date.

Alan Stern

Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. He leads NASA's New Horizons mission to that successfully explored the Pluto system and is now exploring the Kuiper Belt-the farthest worlds ever explored by a space mission.

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Astronomy on Tap

Hosted by the OSU Department of Astronomy, each FREE event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Presenters are from local research and educational institutions like AMNH, Columbia, CUNY, NYU, Princeton, Yale, and more.
Most events have games and prizes to test and reward your new-found knowledge. There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who inevitably tag along for the beer.
This event takes place once a month at Strongwater.

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CCAPP Seminar

A weekly seminar, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. PRB 4138 (Seminar Schedule and Details)


Astro Coffee

10:30 daily 4054 McPherson (Astro Coffee Homepage)


Astroparticle Lunch

A weekly event, 11:30am every Friday, PRB M2005 (Schedule)


Cosmology Lunch

A weekly event, 1:00pm every Wednesday, PRB M2005 (Schedule)


Physics Colloquium

A weekly event, Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. PRB 1080 with reception at 3:45 p.m., PRB Atrium. (Schedule)


Astronomy Colloquium

Colloquia are held 3:30 p.m. every Thursday during normal academic quarter, 2015 McPherson Lab.
Coffee & refreshments at 3:00 p.m. in 4054 McPherson unless noted otherwise. (Schedule)


HEP/Astro Seminars

Weekly talks held Fridays, 3:30 p.m. 4138 PRB. (Schedule)


Annual Biard Lectures

CCAPP is proud to present the Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics Lecture, the annual series of public lectures which is supported by a generous gift from Captain Forrest R. Biard, U.S. Navy, Ret., a 1953 MS recipient from the Ohio State University. The Biard Lecture will form the cornerstone of CCAPP's outreach effort, bringing forefront research in cosmology and astrophysics to OSU's undergraduates, the University community, and the general public.

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Special Public Lectures

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New Vistas in Astronomy Lecture Series

If you have ever looked up at the stars and marveled at the vastness and beauty of the Universe, then "New Vistas in Astronomy" is for you.
Since 1997, this mini-course in Astronomy given central Ohioan an opportunity to hear about a range of topics from the history of astronomy to the latest discoveries by astronomers, and to observe a variety of celestial objects with the 32-inch Schottland reflecting telescope. The lectures are presented by professors and researchers at the Ohio State University Department of Astronomy.
All lectures are on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. at the Perkins Observatory near Delaware Ohio.

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