• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Dr Edward Daw

    In February 2016 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves emitted from the merger of two black holes.

    Dr Ed Daw is a reader in physics at Sheffield University. His work involves ultra-sensitive apparatus and experiments, eg in the search for dark matter particles. He has worked on the LIGO team, which made the recent discovery of gravitational waves (100 years after Einstein predicted them).

    Dr Daw will speak about the hunt for evidence of gravitational waves and his work on LIGO.