Category Archives: Sean Griffin

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 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.

AstroMcGill Episode 28 – Aaron Parsons

Guest: Aaron Parsons  (UC, Berkeley). We talked about the PAPER experiment, which is hoping to shed light on the end of the “dark ages” of the Universe, just as the first stars and galaxies started to form.

Hosts: Ryan Lynch and Sean Griffin.

Duration: 19 minutes.

AstroMcGill Episode 24 – Joanna Rankin

Guest: Joanna Rankin (U. of Vermont). In this episode, the discussion was focused on her work on the emission mechanism of pulsars, sometimes called “cosmic lighthouses”.

Hosts: Sean GriffinRyan Lynch and Dave Tsang.

Duration: 20 minutes.