by Janna Levin
Songs from Space: Black Holes and the Big Bang in Audio
Date & Time: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 8:00 PM
Location: Lerner Hall, Columbia University
Price: free and open to the public
Black holes may be heard but not seen. Black hole motions play out a song on space itself, causing space to ring like a drum. Since our ears are unable to catch their songs, the gravitational waves pass through us unnoticed. Monumental experiments on Earth and planned for space aim to record the sounds of space for the first time, turning on the soundtrack to the Universe.
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