Lecture

Stan Whitcomb

TOPIC:Gravitational Waves
DISCIPLINE: Physics
DATE:March 20, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
CAMPUS:Pilani
VENUE:LTC 5103

ABSTRACT

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Stan Whitcomb is currently the chief scientist of the Laser Inferometer gravitational-wave laboratory(LIGO).The LIGO Lab is operated by Caltech and MIT through funding from National Science Foundation.It comprises observatories in Livingstone,Louisiana and Hanford in addition to groups at MIT and Caltech.The LIGO Scientific collaboration currently includes approximately 500 scientists,engineers and students from more than 50 institutions in 9 countries.Stan received his undergraduate education at Caltech. He had one year of graduate study at Cambridge University before completing his Ph.D at the University of Chicago in far-infrared and submillimeter astronomy.

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