For a complete list of colloquia see the Winter 2023 schedule.
New Discoveries with Gravitational Waves
Dr. Jess McIvor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of British Columbia
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom link
Meeting ID: 631 5584 2053
Host: Dr. Savino Longo, dept. of physics & astronomy
Dr. Jess McIver is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia and a Canada Research Chair in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics. She leads the UBC gravitational-wave astrophysics group, the UBC LIGO group, and the UBC-TRIUMF LISA group. She earned her PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and then went on to a postdoc with the LIGO Laboratory at Caltech. She has worked with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 2007 on the characterization of the Advanced LIGO detectors and astrophysical gravitational-wave data analysis.
In the last six years, the field of gravitational wave astrophysics has grown from a groundbreaking first discovery to revealing new populations of stellar remnants through distant cosmic collisions and providing new tests of GR, cosmology, and ultra-dense matter. I’ll summarize recent results from LIGO-Virgo and their wide-reaching implications, and discuss prospects for the future of multi-messenger astrophysics with gravitational wave detectors on Earth and in space.
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