Public talk (in German) “Einsteins Gravitationswellen – Wir können das dunkle Universum hören!”
Nov 1, 2018
18:00 - 20:00
Karsten Danzmann, Michèle Heurs
Neues Rathaus, Trammplatz 2, 30159 Hannover
Opening lecture for the sixth “November der Wissenschaft” in Hannover.
For thousands of years we have been looking at the Universe with our
eyes. But more than 99% of the Universe are dark and will never be
observed with electromagnetic waves. Since the 14th of September 2015
everything has changed: gravitational waves were discovered! We now have
a new sense for the Universe and can finally hear its dark side. Since
then we have listened to several mergers of binary black holes and that
of a double neutron star. And nobody knows which other dark secrets wait
for us out there.