IPMU Colloquium

Speaker: Takashi Nakamura (Kyoto U.)
Title: Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology from the first direct detection of gravitational wave
Date (JST): Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Lecture Hall
Abstract: I will show first short my summary talk at GWPAW2016 from 6.15-6.18 held in Boston cape cod. GWPAW stands for Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop which has been held every year and is one of the most important workshops related to Gravitaional Wave. Then I will show what I thought before 2/11 when the press conference was held on GW150914. Next I will talk on GW150914 which we already predicted the possible existence in 2014. Thirdly I will discuss if SGRB was associated with GW150914. Finally I will stress the importance of DECIGO(DECi herz laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory or DECIde and GO project.) which will give us the smoking gun to select the real one among various theoretical models of Binary Black Hole merger like GW150914. The present situation is similar to the early phase of GRB research, that is , the number of theories is much larger than that of events of 2.5 where 0.5 corresponds to LVT151012. Then I will go back to my summary talk at GWPAW2016 and start the discussions with the audience.