Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016


29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016


Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 30, 2016, 2:00 pm

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory Presentation


"For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos."

NASA scientist Dr. John Cannizzo discusses black holes in the universe, beginning with a historical perspective and concluding with a discussion of recent direct detection by LIGO of gravitational waves emitted by two merging black holes.

Hall: Richmond C and D [Main Room] Track: Science and Technology Type: Special Event