LIGO, black holes, and our new view of the universe

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dr. Joey Shapiro Key will speak at the
North City Tech Meetup Monday

The next North City Tech Meetup will feature Professor Joey Key (U.W. Bothell) on ” LIGO, Black Holes, and Our New View of the Universe”.

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday, December 3, 2018
Shoreline Library, small meeting room (on your left as you enter) 

Free – Open to the public

LIGO, Black Holes, and Our New View of the Universe

We live in the new era of multi-messenger astronomy, with the LIGO gravitational wave detectors partnering with telescopes around the world to study cosmic collisions of black holes and neutron stars. This new astronomy allows us to peer deeper into the cosmos and reach farther back into the history of our Universe than ever before.

Dr. Joey Shapiro Key is Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Washington Bothell.

She has a BA in Astrophysics from William College and a PhD in Physics from Montana State University.

She works on data analysis and parameter estimation in gravitational wave astronomy for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration (LSC), European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, and the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational waves (NANOGrav).

North City Tech Meetup

The North City Tech Meetup is a free meetup, usually the first Monday of each month at one of our local libraries: Lake Forest Park, Shoreline or Kenmore. People of all levels of interest and experience are encouraged to attend. There is always time for introductions and discussions.

You can visit the page for each month’s topic.

Upcoming Meetups:

January 7, 2019 at the Shoreline Library, Ian Maddox, “Cloud in 2019: What's new and where are we headed?”

February 4th, 2019, Cindy Black, “Alternative Voting Systems: Creating More Representative Government”


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