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The Nobel Nobel | Kip Thorne
Mon, February 24, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library
Kip Thorne won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017. Gravitational waves were proposed by Henri Poincare in 1905 and subsequently predicted in 1916 by Albert Einstein, on the basis of his general theory of relativity. The 2017 Nobel was given to those principally involved in gravitational wave detection, or was it? Tonight we will look deeply into gravitational wave detection and discuss if those who won the Prize actually deserved it.
This program is presented by the Wagner Free Institute of Science. No texts will be required. Dr. Angiolillo will provide handouts and a biography. Dr. Angiolillo is Professor of Physics at Saint Joseph's University.
Sessions also on March 2 & 9