April 2019

Whispers from the Universe: Waves, Holes, and Stars

Patrick Brady
Department of Physics

  • Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Science Bag is held in the UWM Physics Building, Room 137, located at 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd. (the corner of Kenwood and N. Cramer St.).

If you are a regular Science Bag attendee, please note that the Friday evening sessions are now at 7:00 pm – one hour earlier than in previous years.

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Whispers from the Universe: Waves, Holes, and Stars

Using specially designed instruments, scientists can now measure gravitational waves coming from colliding black holes and neutron stars. In this Science Bag performance, the presenter will recount how an idea for a gravitational-wave detector conceived in 1972 eventually led to the measurement of gravitational waves coming from colliding black holes and neutron stars more than 40 years later.

Along the way, you’ll learn how gravitational waves are generated, what happens at the black hole event horizon, how collisions of neutron stars are responsible for most of the gold in our Universe, and what mysteries may be soon solved by gravitational-wave astronomy.

Making Science Exciting for 46 Years!

Friday evenings are for family fun with these interactive performances that connect science with your everyday life. The UWM Science Bag educates as it entertains. Each one-hour show is free and designed for the curious, ages 8 to 108. Topics change monthly. 2017 marks our 45th year of providing free, family-friendly science education to the Greater Milwaukee community.

Presentations are held in Room 137 of the Physics Building, at the corner of E. Kenwood Blvd. and N. Cramer St., UWM Campus.

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