Month: June 2016

Pythagorean Astronomy: The Origins of Black Holes

Posted on 30 June 2016 by Chris North

On 15th June 2016 the LIGO collaboration released more detections of gravitational waves. As with the first detection, announced back in February, these gravitational waves were emitted by pairs of black holes, spiralling together and merging, But of course, those black holes need to come from somewhere, and in this case it’s thought to be the deaths of
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Astronomy at the Hay Festival

Posted on 16 June 2016 by Haley Gomez

Academics from the School were invited to appear at the international renowned Hay Festival this year as part of the Cardiff University series. Professor Sathyaprakash and Dr Patrick Sutton told the audience about the incredible science and personal discoveries behind the detection of gravitational waves in February this year.  This event, chaired by Professor Haley Gomez,
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