Gravity waves and quasars

At midnight (UTC) the April edition of the Jodcast went live and you'd be a fool to miss it. We re-visited the topic of gravitational waves by talking to Dr Graham Woan, of the University of Glasgow and even hearing the 'sounds' that they might make. Dr Woan is part of the team behind the GEO600 detector near Hannover and he is part of the LIGO Scientific Consortium. The gravitational wave folks seem to be nudging closer and closer to actually being able to detect the tiny effects of gravity waves passing by; it is quite exciting. There is also an interview with Prof Steve Rawlings of Oxford about quasars and the black holes that are thought to be at their centres.

Between 16th and 20th April the Jodcast team shall be heading over to the National Astronomy Meeting in Preston. It is a much smaller, UK-equivalent, to the annual AAS meeting and the Jodcast will be podcasting it. I'll try to blog it too if I get chance.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 01st Apr 2007 (11:25 BST) | Permalink
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