Arthur H. Compton Lecture Series

Autumn 2019

What to Do When Gravity Waves
Reed Clasey Essick, UChicago
KICP Fellow
Reed Essick
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Gravitational Waves are a completely new way of observing our universe and have already revolutionized our understanding of multiple types of astrophysical phenomena in the four short years since they were first directly detected. In this lecture series, we’ll review the basics of General Relativity, the modern theory of gravity, how we detect Gravitational Waves on Earth, and investigate what they can tell us about our universe.