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The Search for Gravity Waves

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Tuesday, 7th October 2014 (17:00 - 22:00)

Venue: Hicks Building, University of Sheffield

Room LR 7

Speaker: Dr Ed Daw

Ed Daw is a Reader in Physics at the University of Sheffield. He has worked on many
aspects of 'the Dark universe', including searches for two kinds of dark matter, axions
and WIMPs, and the quest for direct detection of gravitational waves with the LIGO instruments,
an effort which he joined in 1997. He leads the University of Sheffield gravitational wave
research group, which was a member of the team that announced the first and second
direct detections of gravitational waves from black hole binaries earlier this year.

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