Listening for “the music of the universe” doesn’t sound much like science, but that’s exactly what physicist Gabriela González and her colleagues did in 2015. In this Spanish-language lecture with English subtitles, González tells the riveting story of how her research team became pioneers in detecting gravitational waves. González engages her audience with the surprising discovery of waves that emanated from two black holes colliding more than a billion years ago. getAbstract suggests that you don’t have to be a scientist to appreciate this Nobel-winning breakthrough.
In this summary, you will learn
- How scientists discovered gravitational waves,
- What these waves sound like and
- What aspects of the universe scientists will listen to next.
About the Speaker
Gabriela González is a professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University. She served as spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration from 2011 to 2017.