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Professor James Hough, FRS
Director, Institute of Gravitational Research
Glasgow University
Abstract - Ripples from the dark side of the Universe
Gravitational waves – a prediction of Einstein’s General Relativity – are among the most elusive signals from far out in the Universe. Over this winter astrophysicists in the UK, Europe and the USA will have their first real chance of finding gravitational waves using laser interferometers, with km scale arms, in Europe and the USA.

In this talk I will explain the nature of gravitational waves, how they can be detected and why this is important science to carry out. Biography
James Hough
has been active in the search for gravitational waves for the past 35 years. Currently he is the principal investigator in the UK for the UK/German GEO 600 experiment, is very active in developments for an upgrade to the US LIGO observatories, and is a member of the international science team for the space-borne LISA detector.

More information on IGR can be found at:- http://www.physics.gla.ac.uk/igr/

An article written by James Hough in Physics World earlier this year, can be found at:



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