One hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted its existence, Professor Barish and other researchers successfully observed the gravitational wave. Based on the achievement, Professor Barish was co–awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics. We are honored to have Professor Barish to give a lecture on the discovery of gravitational wave and how it will lead to future developments in the field. Professor Hitoshi Yamamoto will give a brief introduction to the broad subject, and overview the scientific history of Professor Barish.
Monday, March 6, 2023 16:00 – 18:00 (JST)
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese/English) will be provided for both lectures.
- On–site: Sendai International Center (Tachibana Conference Hall) [Access]
Barry C. Barish (California Institute of Technology / UC Riverside)
Hitoshi Yamamoto (University of Valencia/Tohoku University)
Cosmology and Physics – Scientific History of Professor Barish
Hitoshi Yamamoto (Visiting Professor, University of Valencia / Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University)
While professor Barry Barish received a Nobel Prize by the first observation of gravitational wave, his scientific history covers a wide range of fields – from particle physics using high–energy accelerators, neutrino experiments, and of course cosmology including the observation of gravitational waves. We briefly overview the scientific background of these endeavors and look back at the experiments that he made possible.
From Einstein to 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 was made by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational–wave Observatory (LIGO) in 2016, one hundred years after they had been predicted by Albert Einstein. The first detection was of the collision of two black holes with unprecedented sensitivity to observe the distortions of space–time of less than 1 part in 10 to the 21st power. That discovery was followed two years later with the observation of gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars, simultaneously with the observation of high energy gamma rays. This observation opened the exciting new field of multimessenger astronomy. The physics, detector and science will be discussed.
Participation fee: Free of Charge
Registration deadline: Saturday, February 25, 2023 17:00 (JST)
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Onsite: 200 / Online: 300
- MC: Yukiko Fujimura
- 16:00 – 16:10
- Opening Remarks
- Hideo Ohno (President of Tohoku University)
- Tatsuya Nagakubo (Tokyo Electron Limited)[Cancel]
- Yoshikazu Nunokawa (Tokyo Electron Limited)
- 16:10 – 16:30
- Hitoshi Yamamoto (Visiting Professor, University of Valencia / Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University)
- Cosmology and Physics – Scientific History of Professor Barish Video Slides
- 16:35 – 17:20
- Barry C. Barish (Linde Professor Emeritus, California Institute of Technology / Distinguished Professor, UC Riverside) – Nobel Laureate in Physics 2017
- From Einstein to Gravitational Waves Video Slides
- Moderator: Tomoyuki Sanuki (Tohoku University)
- 17:25 – 17:55
- Q&A Session
- Download [PDF]
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