LNF Mini-Workshop Series: The Detection of Gravitational Waves, toward a new era in astrophysics research

Aula Bruno Touschek (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dell'INFN)

Aula Bruno Touschek

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dell'INFN

Via Enrico Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati
Alessandro Paoloni (LNF), Patrizia De Simone (LNF)
After 100 years from the formulation of the theory of general
relativity by Albert Einstein, gravitational waves have been finally
observed on September 14, 2015 as a transient signal by the two
detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory,
In this mini-workshop the results by LIGO and VIRGO collaborations
will be presented, together with a historical review of gravitational
wave detectors.
Future implications of gravitational waves observation in astrophysics
will be also discussed.