Pierre Binétruy and George Smoot invite you to participate to the hangout that celebrates November 25, 1915, the date where Albert Einstein delivered the last of a series of 4 ground-breaking articles presenting general relativity. This celebration will be broadcasted live from the historical Observatoire de Paris, starting at 17 :00 GMT.
Our guests for this event will be:
Roger Blandford, a native of England, held a faculty position at Caltech since 1976 when, in 2003, he moved to Stanford University to become the first Director of the Kavli Institute of Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. He is an internationally recognized expert in black hole astrophysics, cosmology, gravitational lensing, cosmic ray physics and compact stars.
Karsten Danzmann is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Hannover and Director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. He is leading the eLISA consortium preparing the future gravitational wave observatory of the European Space Agency.
Gabriela Gonzalez is a professor in the physics and astronomy department at Louisiana State University (LSU). She is working in the nearby Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Livingston, Louisiana and she has been the spokesperson of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration since 2011. If you want to know more about Gabriela, see here.
Thomas Hertog is an internationally renowned theoretical cosmologist and a close collaborator of Stephen Hawking. He is now professor at KULeuven, Belgium, where he leads a team that works around the interface of string theory and cosmology.