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From the Dynamics of Spacetime to the Formation of Heavy Elements: Learning About the Universe with Gravitational Waves.

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Dr Nathan Johnson-McDaniel is a research associate at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. He is a member of the Relativity and Gravitation research group and a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the detector that first detected gravitational waves.

The talk will include the following content: • An overview of gravitational waves and its history • Gravitational waves used as an astronomical tool • Past, current and proposed detectors • Theoretical sources of gravitational waves • Recent observation results

This talk is part of the Cambridge University Astronomical Society (CUAS) series.

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