Monthly Archives: February 2016

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J2IFAM meeting

Category : Conferences

A group of five Ph.D. students from the University of Valladolid have organized the VIII Meeting of Young Researchers in Atomic and Molecular Physics (February, 24-26, 2016). The event is part of the activities of the Atomic and Molecular Physics Group (GEFAM) of the Spanish Physical (RSEF) and Chemical (RSEQ) societies. The meeting will bring together Ph.D. students and postdocs from several Spanish groups in the field interested to share their research experience, problems and possibilities.

J2IFAM-2016

 


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Gravitational waves

Category : Cosmology , General News

Einstein would be happy: Researchers at LIGO announced the detection of gravitational waves. Simulations indicate that the signal is originated by the merging of two black holes which collided 1.3 billion light-years away. The LIGO experiment is made of two facilities separated 3002 km. Each site has two L-shaped ultra-high-vacuum arms, 4 km long on each side, containing several interferometers. Distortions in the space-time caused by a gravitational wave produce an astonishing small -yet detectable- signal equivalent to 1 part in 10²¹. Watch the videos from ligo.org or download a ring tone for your cell phone! This does not happen everyday.