The 2020 Dirac Lectures series was dedicated to the subject of Gravitational Waves, from their momentous discovery in 2015 to their widespread impact across multiple disciplines, including astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear and particle physics. The lectures were held in a virtual format as a Zoom video conference, during the week of October 19-23, 2020. You can find a printable version of the poster here.
You can find below more information on this lecture series, including slides and recordings of the lectures. Visit the Dirac Lectures site for information on other lecture series.
|Daniel Holz||Chung-Pei Ma||Hitoshi Murayama|
|KICP, University of Chicago||University of California, Berkeley||Kavli IPMU and University of California, Berkeley|
Special Public Lecture
|Prof. Rainer Weiss|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Slides and Recordings
|Dates||Speaker||Topic||Links to stored material|
|10/19/2020||Rainer Weiss||The Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Current state and some about the future|
|10/19/2020 and 10/21/2020||Daniel Holz||Gravitational wave sources, detection, and interpretation||
Recording lecture 2
|10/20/2020 and 10/22/2020||Chung-Pei Ma||Implications of gravitational waves detection for supermassive black hole astrophysics and cosmology|
|10/22/2020 and 10/23/2020||Hitoshi Murayama||From inflationary universe to primordial gravitational waves|
Nick Bonesteel, Fernando Febres Cordero, Kevin Huffenberger, Takemichi Okui, Jorge Piekarewicz, Laura Reina and Kohsaku Tobioka