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CFP Colloquium: Peter Graham: New techniques for gravitational wave detection

When: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Laura Nevins   (847) 467-6678

Group: Center for Fundamental Physics Colloquia

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic


Abstract: I will discuss gaps in our coverage of the gravitational spectrum and possible new methods for filling them.  Atom interferometry shows promise for detecting gravitational waves in the frequency range around a Hz, the “mid-band” between LIGO and LISA. Intermediate-scale atomic detectors are currently under construction.  These would demonstrate the technology, paving the way for full-scale detectors in the mid-band. Recently it has been realized that there is unique science available only in the mid-band from observations of objects such as binary black holes or white dwarfs.  Finally, I will also discuss the gap in the gravitational wave coverage from about 100 nHz to 0.1 mHz and new ideas for possible detection techniques in that band.

Peter Graham, Associate Professor, Stanford University

Host: Gerald Gabrielse

This will be a virtual talk. Please contact Laura Nevins at for the Zoom link.


Keywords: CFP, Physics

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