Episode 7 — Smart guys talk gravitational waves
March 14, 2016•12 min
There’s a lot of people that are smarter than me. That includes Mark Masters, Chair and Professor of Physics at IPFW in Fort Wayne and also Steve Gillam, Assistant Professor of Physics at IPFW. Both have their Ph.D. in smarts, and both helped me understand the complexity of gravitational waves. As part of a series at IPFW, they’ll be hosting an open forum called LIGO & Gravitational Waves on Friday, March 18th. The event is in Kettler Hall 132 starting at 7:30 p.m. and will feature much of what you heard in this podcast. I like my chips rippled, but as Mark and Steve explained it’s not the same thing. We talked about the machines used to discover these waves, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the breakthrough in physics, the speed of the new wave, folding the universe and if they believe in aliens.