Striking Gold: How MSU Helped Open a New Window on the Universe and Win the 2017 Nobel Prize
- Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
The Honors College is proud to host a lecture by Dr. Neil Cornish, Professor of Physics, entitled "Striking Gold: How MSU Helped Open a New Window on the Universe and Win the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics." The event is part of the 2018 Honors Presents Lecture Series.
Originally from Australia, Cornish has worked with Stephen Hawking’s group at the University of Cambridge, at Princeton University studying the afterglow of the Big Bang and now serves as director of MSU’s eXtreme Gravity Institute. He’s a member of the team that first detected the existence of gravitational waves, and his research group is helping pioneer the new field of gravitational wave astronomy.