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Astronomy on Tap – Baton Rouge (August 2023)
August 23, 2023 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDTFree
Wednesday, August 23rd
Doors open at 6:30 PM
First speaker begins at 7 PM
Get ready to be amazed by our lineup of incredible speakers:
- Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez, a prominent figure in the field, unveils the latest galactic news in the gravitational wave realm. Discover the exciting world of super-massive black holes and their distant signals decoded by radio-astronomers through pulsar correlations. The evidence is building – but is it strong enough to captivate our curiosity?
- Scott Aronson enlightens us about quantum secrets within gravitational wave detectors. Dive into the world of photon quantization, where light becomes a ruler to measure mirror positions. Explore the sources of noise, from shot noise to radiation pressure, and learn how LSU is at the forefront of minimizing these effects. It’s a journey that blends quantum physics with cutting-edge research.
Join us for a night of intellectual stimulation while enjoying space-themed drinks, engaging games, raffles, glow sticks, and incredible company. Astronomy on Tap is the perfect blend of science and entertainment, creating an unforgettable experience for all!