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My research focuses on the science of gravitational waves, ripples in space that are caused by some of the most violent events in the Universe such as exploding stars and colliding black holes. Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein in a 1916 paper, but have only just been detected for the first time. I’ll talk about this recent breakthrough and it’s implications for our understanding of the Universe.

9th March 2016

Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre
Cardiff University

School of Physics and Astronomy

Cardiff University

Dr Patrick  Sutton

Gravitational Waves: Nature's Biggest Explosions