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Public Lecture Series with members of the LIGO team

Les Guthman will show the first preview of his new documentary, "LIGO," his exclusive inside story of the historic detection of gravitational waves, a discovery that is a top contender to win the Nobel Prize in Physics this year. Guthman and his film crew were on location at the LIGO Livingston Observatory outside Baton Rouge LA on the day the discovery was made.

The gravity waves 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.

Guthman's 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.

He will be joined by Rai Weiss, one of the two creators of the LIGO program (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics; and Nergis Mavalvala, MIT astrophysicist and MacArthur Fellow for her seminal work on the quantum puzzles and barriers LIGO encounters as it perfects its huge detector-observatories.

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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