Black Hole (Collision) Blues – June 22

If two black holes collide unobserved, do they make a sound? A black hole collision is more powerful than any event since the Big Bang. But when black holes collide, they do so unilluminated — emanating only gravitational waves; the only evidence would be the sound of spacetime ringing. Janna Levin, Barnard College Professor of Physics & Astronomy, shares the aspirations and the trials of the scientists who embarked on a 50-year-long endeavor to capture these elusive gravitational waves — allowing us to record the soundtrack of the universe.

[Black Holes with Einstein image from Discover magazine.]

Dr. Janna Levin

WHAT: Black Hole (Collision) Blues
WHO: Dr. Janna Levin, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Barnard College
WHERE: Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road (at Montrose), Palo Alto, CA
WHEN: 2016-06-22 7:00pm, Wednesday, June 22, 2016
HOW: Co-presented by Wonderfest and the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley. Wonderfest DISCOUNT tickets available via Eventbrite registration, below.