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Discover Science Lecture Series: Gabriela González, LIGO Physicist

Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
Davidson Math and Science Center, room 110 (UNR)

Discover Science Lecture Series

The Discover Science Lecture Series was founded by the College of Science in 2010, with the goal of bringing the country's top scientists to the University to share their knowledge, research and wisdom with the community.

"Science encompasses a wonderfully diverse collection of explorations into the unknown. We invite science lovers and the science-curious to join us and experience the extent of the science universe as the best scientists on the planet visit the University of Nevada, Reno for our Discover Science Lecture Series," Jeff Thompson, Dean of the College of Science said.

Past speakers in the series include astrophysicists Michio Kaku and Neil deGrasse Tyson; Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic; and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

 

Gabriela González, LIGO Physicist

October 17, 2019

Dr. Gabriela González is a physicist working on the discovery of gravitational waves with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory(LIGO) team, a collaboration of more than 1,000 scientists who measured for the first time the gravitational waves that Einstein predicted over 100 years ago.

González was born in Córdoba, Argentina, studied physics at the University of Córdoba, and received her Ph.D. from Syracuse University. She is currently a professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University. She has received awards from the American Physical Society, the American Astronomical Society and the National Academy of Sciences.

 

The Discover Science Lecture Series is always free and open to the public. Lectures start at 7 pm at the Davidson Math and Science Center, Room 110. Free parking is available on the top level of the Brian Whalen Parking Complex.