Multi-messenger Astronomy and the New Era of Cosmic Exploration with Professor Eric Howell.

Join Professor Eric Howell in this talk that delves into the heart of multi-messenger astronomy, highlighting its potential to decipher the intricate mechanisms driving these cosmic phenomena. 

In the vast expanse of the universe, cosmic phenomena like gamma-ray bursts emit signals across multiple messengers - from electromagnetic waves to gravitational waves, offering us a unique window into the most energetic and enigmatic events in the cosmos. 

The field of multi-messenger astronomy uses these diverse signals to unveil the mysteries of the universe's most violent processes. 

It will introduce the topic from the groundbreaking joint observation of a gravitational wave event and a gamma-ray burst in 2017 through to the launch of a new gamma-ray satellite, MoonBEAM, dedicated to multi-messenger astronomy and positioned at a strategic Earth-Moon Lagrange point.

This talk was recorded as a part of the Lunar Lounge series for the To The Moon exhibition.

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Friday 7 June 2024

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