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