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A Celebration of Gravitational Waves
Honoring the University of Maryland Pioneers and the
Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
University of Maryland
Stamp Student Union

Please join us for a reception beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by a
panel discussion from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Distinguished Panelists:

Kip Thorne
LIGO Co-founder

Rainer Weiss
LIGO Co-founder

Charles Misner
Gravitation Theory Group
University of Maryland

Peter Shawhan
LIGO Principal Investigator
University of Maryland


S. James Gates Jr.
Theoretical Physicist
University of Maryland

Learn more about the University of Maryland's role in
the detection of gravitational waves:

"Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einsteinís Prediction"
"Gravitational Waves Detected from Second Pair of Colliding Black Holes"


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Kip Thorne photo by Keenan Pepper and Charles W. Misner photo by Puzhok, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Rainer Weiss photo courtesty of MIT. Sylvester James Gates Jr. photo by John T. Consoli.
Peter Shawhan photo courtesy of Peter Shawhan. Gravitational waves illustration courtesy of NASA.

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