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The 2018 Edythe and Irving Misel Family Lecture Series

About the Series


The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute is proud to host the 13th Annual Misel Family Lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend this event. If you have further questions regarding the lecture please contact us at We look forward to seeing you there!

SPEAKER: Professor Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
WHERE: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
SUBJECT: Gravitational Waves: A New Window to the Universe

Refreshments will be served afterward in the McNamara Atrium

Abstract: Recent announcements of the first ever detections of gravitational waves from colliding black holes and neutron stars have launched a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. I will describe the science, technology, and human story behind these discoveries that provide a completely new window into some of the most violent and warped events in the Universe.

View the event POSTER and BROCHURE pg1 & pg2.

Click HERE for more information about Professor Mavalvala

Map and Directions to McNamara*
*Due to construction on campus we encourage
you to check out the latest announcements and maps HERE.

Professor Mavalvala will also give the Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 3:35 p.m.

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