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Special RPM | Daniel Holz (U. Chicago) " Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger"
February 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We will provide an overview of LIGO’s first event. The signal is consistent with the merger of two black holes of ~30 Msun at a distance of ~400 Mpc. We will discuss some aspects of the detection, including parameter estimation, tests of general relativity, and astrophysical constraints.