“A MIDSUMMER NIGHT DREAM: GRAVITATIONAL WAVES AND LIGHT STRIKE COSMIC GOLD, by Eleonora Troja.

Sunday, January 21 2018, at the ICS Headquarters

It is our very good fortune to have Dr. Eleonora Troja, our 2017 ICS Young Scientist awardee, to tell us about her work at our Sunday, January 21st Social meeting. The remarkable observation of gravitational waves by LIGO and VIRGO is at the very edge of important topics in physics, indeed, of our ancient human quest to understand the universe, and is the subject of the Nobel prize in physics awarded this year to Caltech’s Profs. Barish and Thorne, and MIT’s Prof. Weiss. Dr. Troja’s work, using different methods, is related to this quest.

Eleonora Troja, educated in Sicily, is currently an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, and works primarily at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Astrophysics Science Division.