Monthly Archives: April 2013

AstroMcGill Episode 31 – David Shoemaker

Guest: David H. Shoemaker (MIT). David is part of the advancedLaser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), and we discussed gravitational waves and how LIGO is expected to detect these ripples in the curvature of space-time predicted by Einstein.

Hosts: Ryan LynchSean Griffin, and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 21 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 30 – Lucy Fortson

Guest: Lucy Fortson (U. of Minnesota). While Lucy’s initial research interest were focused on high-energy astrophysics, she joined the Zooniverse collaboration (initially the GalaxyZoo project), an online citizen-science project. We discussed what the project its challenges are, as well as some of the science that resulted from it. If you are interest in joining one of the projects of Zooniverse, visit their page and select a project.

Hosts:Ryan Lynch and Sebastien Guillot.

Duration: 33 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 29 – Dan Stinebring

Guest: Dan Stinebring (Oberlin College).

The discussion was focused on gravitational waves and the NANOGrav collaboration.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sean Griffin.

Duration: 17 minutes.