Shining Light on Gravity: Sometimes all that Shimmers IS Gold

Kraw Lecture featuring Astronomer Ryan Foley

In 1916, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, a radiant form of energy similar to light, but caused by gravity. On August 17, 2017, a new kind of gravitational wave source was detected—two colliding neutron stars. Professor Ryan Foley will tell the harrowing David vs. Goliath story of how his small team of young, diverse scientists using a tiny telescope beat bigger teams with larger telescopes to make this incredible discovery. Click here to read more about his team's discovery.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public


Science & Technology



Free admission

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