From colliding black holes to gravitational waves

Location: 
MAM-110
Date: 
Tue, 23/02/2016 - 12:00
Speaker: 
Dr. Bishop Mongwane

In this informal talk, I will spend +/- 30 minutes to summarize the mathematics of binary black hole collision from a numerical relativity viewpoint and then we can spend the remaining time discussing the LIGO discovery and implications for cosmology and modified gravity.