World Science Festival Brisbane: A panel of legends discusses the NEW ERA OF GRAVITATIONAL WAVE ASTRONOMY
As part of the World Science Festival Brisbane, OzGrav Chief Investigator Prof Professor David Blair (UWA) joins a star-studded panel including Brain Greene, Brian Schmidt, France Cordova and Barry Barish, to discuss the new era of gravitational wave astronomy. 10AM 25th March 2017. More information here.
On the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the first gravitational wave detection, OzGrav Associate Investigator Prof Alistair Graham writes about gravity and black holes in The Conversation.
Prof David Blair and co-authors make the case for teaching general relativity in schools, writing "Education researchers have overwhelming evidence that children are motivated and excited to learn Einsteinian physics, and equally that they are turned off by a stale and obsolete curriculum".
Happy birthday GW150914 from OzGRav - never have so many Australian gravitational wave astronomers owed so much to two stars!
OzGrav Director Matthew Bailes publishes an article about this new field of research in The Conversation: "Australia to embrace the new era of gravitational wave astronomy"
Prof Paul Lasky (Monash) writes about the significance of the second gravitational-wave observation from a cataclysmic black hole death spiral, that was detected on December 26, 2015.
Prof David Blair (UWA) writes in The Conversation about the historic first-ever direct detection of gravitational waves by Advanced LIGO.