Benno Willke, responsible for the Advanced LIGO pre-stabilized laser subsystem

2. 4. 2016

„Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves. We did it.“ Said David Reitze, LIGO Laboratory Executive Director. And Einstein´s theory of relativity was proven. Moreover, scientists have opened a new window into space. They are comparing it to the moment when Galileo Galilei turned his telescope towards the stars and saw them in a different way than before. What could we learn? And what is it to be good for? The answers will be provided by Professor Benno Willke who led the development and installation of lasers thanks to which LIGO detectors captured gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes.

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Benno Willke, responsible for the Advanced LIGO pre-stabilized laser subsystem

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Research of James Kakalios

20. 5. 2017

Research of James Kakalios

Research of James Kakalios

Research of James Kakalios

Peter Sinclair, deputy site manager of La Silla observatory

EN interview: P. Sinclair

EN interview: P. Sinclair

Elyar Sedaghati, ESO fellow

EN interview: E. Sedaghati

EN interview: E. Sedaghati

Thomas Rivinius, instrument scientist, VLTI

EN interview: T. Rivinius

EN interview: T. Rivinius

Emanuela Pompei, staff astronomer, VLT

EN interview: E. Pompei

EN interview: E. Pompei

Francisco Montenegro, head of science operations, APEX

EN interview: F. Montenegro

EN interview: F. Montenegro

Andreas Kaufer, director of La Silla-Paranal observatory

EN interview: A. Kaufer

EN interview: A. Kaufer

Antonio Helles, ALMA astronomer

EN interview: A. Helles

EN interview: A. Helles

Interview with Fernando Comerón, ESO representative in Chile

EN interview: F: Comerón

EN interview: F: Comerón

Interview with Xavier Barcons, director of ESO

EN interview: X. Barcons

EN interview: X. Barcons