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Ripple Effects: A forum on gravitational waves

On Feb. 11, 2016, a panel of researchers from Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics discussed the meaning and implications of LIGO’s landmark announcement regarding the detection of gravitational waves. The panel includes Perimeter Director Neil Turok, along with Faculty members Asimina Arvanitaki, Latham Boyle, and Luis Lehner. Science journalist Kate Lunau moderated the discussion.

Learn more:
Gravitational Waves Discovered, New Era of Astronomy Begins: http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/node/98308/
Gravitational Waves 101: https://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/new

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