Royal Institution Public Talk - How to hear the Universe

Royal Institution Public Talk - How to hear the Universe

Monday 15th May 2023 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS

Journey through the history of our understanding of gravity and explore the latest breakthroughs in the field, with cosmologist and gravitational wave astronomer Tessa Baker.

Tessa reveals how Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity predicted the existence of gravitational waves, and the incredible experiments that finally confirmed their reality.

Explore the universe like never before and delve into the cataclysmic events that create gravitational waves and examine the impact they will have on the future of astronomy.

Discover how gravitational waves act as the sounds of spacetime, allowing us to hear the universe and uncover its secrets like never before, changing our perspective on the cosmos.

Please note that this has already taken place on 15/05/2023

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