Serendipity: The Century Quest for Gravitational Waves

When:     Wednesday June 3      10:00 to noon      (1 session)

Where:    New Life Church, Lowe Street

Presenter:    Frank van Kann

The existence of Gravity Waves (or Gravitational Radiation) is a prediction of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, formulated in 1916. But the radiation is so extraordinarily weak that it took a century before the first discovery was made. It has been an amazing quest, requiring unimaginable improvements in technology, but the rewards are enormous. Apart from the obvious scientific achievement of the discovery itself, it opens the window to a completely new form of astronomy – gravity waves can reveal phenomena, which are fundamentally impossible to observe with light.

Come along and share the marvel of this discovery, from concept to reality and the promise of the future.