We live in exciting times of ground breaking discoveries in physics and astronomy! Recent detections of gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago have once again confirmed his powerful theory of General Relativity for describing the shape and evolution of the Universe. Gravitational waves open up a new window to view novel astronomical and cosmological events, possibly in the near future even signs from the Big Bang. Finally, I will give a flavour of recent research on the new quantum aspects of gravitational waves with hints on what scientific and technological opportunities these might bring.
STUFF WORTH KNOWING talks explore topics worth knowing about. Scheduled with convenience in mind, these talks are FREE and suitable for 16+ years in general.