Professor Francesco Fidecaro, Pisa University, Former Vigo Collaborative spokesperson and Former EGO Scientific Director

The European Gravitational Observatory is part of a network of gravitational wave detectors, LIGO in the United States, Virgo and GEO in Europe, with KAGRA in Japan joining in December.

Since April 2019 these instruments have been listening to the universe to catch new signals carried by gravitational waves.

The talk will explain how gravitational waves are detected and what we are learning and expect to learn from this year-long observational period.

School group lecture places

As part of our mission to share a passion for knowledge, we have an allocation of group tickets for schools to attend our public lectures at a minimum cost. Some lectures will be relevant to the curriculum, some will simply enthral.

If you are a school teacher, you can book a ‘School group’ ticket to bring your students to the event for just £5 per group. You’ll then be asked to provide your school details and the total number in your group so that we can allocate these tickets. Students are very welcome to attend on their own at our ‘Student’ rate of £3. Please email our Administrator here if you need any help with this offer.

Post event supper

After the talk, you are welcome to join other Friends and their guests at a local restaurant to continue the discussion. You can book supper places below.

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Imperial staff

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School group

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Post-event supper, set menu, pay £35 at the restaurant

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