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Jose Ezquiaga Colloquium

Fri. Feb. 11 12:30 PM - Fri. Feb. 11 01:20 PM
Contact: Andrea Wiebe
Location: via Zoom

Jose Maria Ezquiaga

NASA Einstein Fellow, University of Chicago

Exploring the dark universe with gravitational waves 

Gravitational waves (GWs) are reshaping our understanding of astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics. In this talk I will summarize the main lessons we have learned about the population of binary black holes and binary neutron stars, and their implications for measuring the expansion rate of the universe and testing the laws of gravity. Moreover, I will describe how lensing of GWs can help us map the dark matter distribution. Throughout the talk I will compare the capabilities of current detectors with future ground- and space-based interferometers. 

Bio: https://kavlicosmo.uchicago.edu/people/profile/jose-maria-ezquiaga/


For an invitation to this talk, please email Andrea Wiebe at an.wiebe@uwinnipeg.ca.