We are pleased to introduce our second keynote speaker for EuroPython 2016: Jameson Rollins.
About Jameson Rollins
Jameson is a staff scientist in the LIGO project, based at the California Institute of Technology:
“I have worked on many aspects of gravitational wave detection over the years, from laser light sources, to algorithms for low-latency data analysis. I’m currently interested in problems of detector control, and am the developer of the LIGO automation system. I have a B.S. in physics from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University in the City of New York.”
The Keynote: LIGO - The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Scientists have been searching for the elusive gravitational wave for more than half a century.
On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) finally observed the gravitational wave signature from the merger of two black holes.
This detection marks the dawn of a new age of gravitational wave astronomy, where we routinely hear the sounds emanating from deep within the most energetic events in the Universe.
This talk will cover the events leading up to one of the most important discoveries of the last century, and the myriad of ways in which Python enabled the effort.