Professor Barry C. Barish of the California Institute of Technology and UC Riverside, who was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to the first observation of gravitational waves will give a special lecture at the Tohoku Forum for Creativity. He will discuss the first observation of gravitational waves which had originally been predicted by Einstein in 1916.
In addition, Professor Hitoshi Yamamoto will introduce Professor Barish's achievements and talk about the latest research trends in particle research and astrophysics aimed at elucidating the origins of the universe.
Saturday, 5 March 2022, 09:00 – 11:00 (JST)
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese/English) will be provided for both lectures.
Online (Youtube Live), delivery from TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity, Tohoku University
Barry C. Barish (California Institute of Technology / UC Riverside)
Hitoshi Yamamoto (Tohoku University / University of Valencia)
Probing the Universe by Higgs Particles
Hitoshi Yamamoto (Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University / Visiting Professor, University of Valencia)
For eight years from 2005 to 2013, Professor Barry Barish was the leader of the global organization for the International Linear Collider (ILC), which was proposed to be a next generation experimental facility for particle physics. Just as the discovery of the electron at the end of the 19th century ushered in a new era of physics, the long-awaited discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012 is expected to initiate a new chapter of particle physics. A facility to thoroughly study the Higgs particle and shed light on the origins of the universe is called “Higgs Factory”', and the ILC is one of only a handful of candidates – in fact, it is the one closest to realization. In this lecture, we briefly cover the frontier of particle physics, and give an overview of the current status of the Higgs Factory that Prof. Barish dedicated eight years of his research life to.
Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves
Barry C. Barish (Linde Professor Emeritus, California Institute of Technology and Distinguished Professor, UC Riverside) - Nobel Laureate in Physics 2017
The discovery of gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein in 1916, is enabling both important tests of the theory of general relativity, and the birth of a new kind of astronomy. Modern astronomy, using all types of electromagnetic radiation, is giving us an amazing understanding of the complexities of the universe, and how it has evolved. Now, gravitational waves and neutrinos are beginning to give us the opportunity to pursue some of the same astrophysical phenomena in very different ways, as well as to observe phenomena that cannot be studied with electromagnetic radiation. The detection of gravitational waves and the emergence and prospects for this exciting new science will be explored in this lecture.
Participation fee: Free of Charge
Registration deadline: Monday, February 28, 2022, 10:00
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Time Schedule [Mar. 25, 2022 Updated]
- MC: Yukiko Fujimura
- 09:00 – 09:05
- Opening Remarks
- Motoko Kotani (Executive Vice President for Research / Director of the Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Tohoku University)
- 09:10 – 09:50
- Probing the Universe by Higgs Particles Video Slides
- Hitoshi Yamamoto (Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University / Visiting Professor, University of Valencia)
- 09:50 – 10:00
- Short Break
- 10:00 – 11:00
- Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves Video Slides
- Barry C. Barish (Linde Professor Emeritus, California Institute of Technology and Distinguished Professor, UC Riverside) - Nobel Laureate in Physics 2017
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