DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND LECTURES BY TWO OF THE WORLD’S MOST EMINENT SCIENTISTS!
Two Public Lectures will be held during the Conference. Attendance is inclusive for registered delegates and Accompanying Persons only (please indicate upon registration if you wish to attend). Additional tickets are available as follows:
Adult - AUD 30
Student - AUD 20
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The Warped Side of the Universe
There is a warped side to our universe: objects and phenomena, such as black holes and the big-bang, that are made wholly or largely from warped space and time. The ideal tool for probing this mysterious warped side is radiation that itself is made from warped space and time --- gravitational waves. Thorne will describe the warped side of our universe and the quest to probe it with gravitational waves.
Professor Kip Thorne
What Happened Before the Big Bang?
A Novel Answer to a Profound Cosmological Puzzle. One of the foundation stones of physics is the second law of thermodynamics, which says, in effect, that things get more "random" as time progresses. Accordingly, the beginning of the universe—the "big bang"—must have been an extraordinarily precisely organized (i.e. very non-random) state. But the particular nature of this state provides us with an apparent paradox, raising the profound issue of how such a special state can have come about. In this talk, a novel, perhaps outrageous, solution is suggested, which involves an examination of what is to be expected in the very remote future of our universe, with its observed accelerated expansion.
Sir Roger Penrose
The Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics
Friday 13 July 2007
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image 1: 'Distribution of detached white-dwarf–white-dwarf binaries in our galaxy as a function of the gravitational wave frequency and chirp mass.' from Simulation of the white dwarf–white dwarf galactic background in the LISA data Jeffrey A Edlund, Massimo Tinto, Andrzej Królak, and Gijs Nelemans 2005 Class. Quantum Grav. 22 S913-S926
image 2: 'A three-dimensional visualization of the mesh including the excised region and the refinement around the particle.', from A toy model for testing finite element methods to simulate extreme-mass-ratio binary systems Carlos F Sopuerta, Pengtao Sun Pablo Laguna and Jinchao Xu 2006 Class. Quantum Grav. 23 251-285
image 3: 'Scalar gravitational field > at time t = 140M (n = 30 000).', from A toy model for testing finite element methods to simulate extreme-mass-ratio binary systems Carlos F Sopuerta, Pengtao Sun Pablo Laguna and Jinchao Xu 2006 Class. Quantum Grav. 23 251-285
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18th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation 7th Edoardo Amaldi Conference on Gravitational Waves
PO Box 601
Pyrmont NSW 2009
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