What: Free public lecture
Who: Ben Tippett, Physics Instructor
When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Where: UBC Okanagan campus, Arts and Sciences Centre (ASC 140)
One hundred years ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of space and time. A century later, physicists have found proof of his prediction.
UBC Okanagan Physics instructor Ben Tippett will discuss the finding that details how two black holes smashed together and produced a “sound” that we heard 12 sextillion kilometres away and what the discovery means for our understanding of the nature of the universe.