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Public Lecture Series with members of the Nobel Prize-Winning LIGO team

Rai Weiss, one of LIGO’s three Nobel Prize laureates will join Les Guthman as we show the first preview of Les’ new documentary, “LIGO,” the exclusive inside story of the historic detection of gravitational waves, a discovery that this month won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Les and his film crew were on location at the LIGO observatory outside Baton Rouge on the day the discovery was made.

The gravity wave traveled to us from a massive collision of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago, arriving as barely a whisper in the most sensitive measurement ever taken on earth.

Les’ collaboration with Caltech and MIT, with additional funding by the National Science Foundation and MATHWORKS, gave him unprecedented access to one of the most compelling scientific dramas of our time, and one that opened up to us the 95% of the universe that has been dark to our existing observatories and space telescopes - a new age in Astronomy.

Also joining us will be Nergis Mavalvala, MIT astrophysicist and MacArthur Fellow for her seminal work on the quantum puzzles and barriers LIGO encounters.

Date: Monday, October 23

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Lecture

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

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