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.

FREE School group and student lecture places

As part of our mission to share a passion for knowledge, we have an allocation of tickets for school groups, school students and A level students to attend this public lecture FREE.

If you are a school teacher, you can book a FREE ‘School group’ ticket to bring your students to this event.

You’ll be asked to provide your school details and the total number in your group so that we can allocate these tickets.

School and A level students are also very welcome to attend, to book you just have to follow the same instructions as ‘School group’ tickets.

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

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