Dec 07, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Park West at 81st Street
Cullman Hall of the Universe, American Museum of Natural History, New York New York
Dark against the dark sky and practically impossible to detect, black holes continue to puzzle scientists. When they collide, though, these phenomena offer clues about their nature in the form of gravitational waves. Earth-based detectors aim to record the “songs” of these waves, turning up the volume on the soundtrack of the universe. Janna will share her research on the first recordings of a gravitational wave from the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago for SciCafe at the American Museum of Natural History.