LASERS - MEASURING RIPPLES IN SPACE-TIME
What is Light
PhD candidate at the Van Swinderen Institute at the RUG. Lasers are now indispensable in many areas of science. In this talk, she will focus on: understanding how laser light is different from the light you see from a candle; how lasers can be used to communicate information faster than any other technology; and even how lasers can not only be used to heat, cut and burn materials but also to cool down atoms and molecules, the focus of her PhD research.
University of Groningen - Van Swinderen Institute for Particle Physics and Gravity
LIGO: Measuring the ripples in space-time using LASER interferometer
Data Scientist at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, Department of Astronomy, the University of Groningen (RUG) and is going to defend his Ph.D. thesis at the end of this month. He is going to talk about one of the most profound applications of the laser technology in a large-scale astrophysics experiment, which is called: Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
University of Groningen - Kapteyn Astronomical Institute