Physics at Virginia

"**CANCELLED**: Exploring the Warped Side of Our Universe"

Kip S. Thorne , Caltech
[Host: David Nichols]

In 1964, when Thorne was a student, there were hints that our universe might have a Warped Side:  Objects and phenomena made from warped space and warped time instead of from matter.  Thorne and his colleagues have spent these past sixty years turning those hints into clear understanding.  They have explored the Warped Side through theory (using mathematics and computer simulations to probe what the laws of physics predict) and through astronomical observations (primarily with gravitational waves). In this lecture he will describe what they have learned about Warped-Side phenomena:  black holes, wormholes, gravitational waves, our universe’s big-bang birth, and the possibility of time travel.

Monday, April 8, 2024
6:30 PM
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This lecture has been CANCELLED to be rescheduled at a later date due to health-related issues.

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