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      June 12, 2018

      Tuesday   6:30 PM

      1530 P Street Northwest
      Washington, District of Columbia 20005

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      Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves - Dr. Rainer Weiss

      PROBING THE UNIVERSE WITH GRAVITATIONAL WAVES The direct measurement of gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago has opened a new field of science – gravitational wave astrophysics and astronomy. The recent discoveries and the prospects for the new field will be presented. Dr. Rainer Weiss: Nobel Laureate in Physics & Kavli Prize Laureate in Astrophysics; Emeritus Professor of Physics, MIT, on behalf of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration #GravitationalWaves Co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science with The Kavli Foundation, the Royal Embassy of Norway, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. The Kavli Prize is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Kavli Foundation (United States), and The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. - This lecture will be streamed live on our website and our Facebook page, as well as recorded for on-demand viewing after the lecture. - The Carnegie Institution for Science will open its doors at 6:00PM. - An overflow room, with screens, will be available when our auditorium reaches maximum capacity. Seating in the auditorium is on a first-come, first-served basis. - The Carnegie Institution for Science has partnered with Colonial Parking to offer parking reservations for its public lectures and conferences: https://www.ecolonial.com/locations/carnegie-science/

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