Education and public outreach on gravitational-wave astronomy

  • M. Hendry
  • C. Bradaschia
  • H. Audley
  • S. Barke
  • D. G. Blair
  • N. Christensen
  • K. Danzmann
  • A. Freise
  • O. Gerberding
  • B. Knispel
  • M. Lieser
  • I. Mandel
  • T. Moore
  • A. Stuver
  • B. Whiting
Research Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. The First Century of General Relativity: GR20/Amaldi10

Abstract

In this paper we summarise the presentations given during the “Education and Public Outreach on Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” parallel session at the GR-20/Amaldi conference, held in Warsaw, July 2013. The talks presented demonstrate the wide range of education and public outreach activities being undertaken in the field of gravitational-wave astronomy—across science festivals, science education centers, junior schools and high schools, colleges and universities, via both face-to-face delivery and (increasingly) the internet and social media.

Keywords

Gravitational waves General relativity Public engagement Physics education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hendry
    • 1
  • C. Bradaschia
    • 2
  • H. Audley
    • 3
  • S. Barke
    • 3
  • D. G. Blair
    • 4
  • N. Christensen
    • 5
  • K. Danzmann
    • 3
  • A. Freise
    • 6
  • O. Gerberding
    • 3
  • B. Knispel
    • 3
  • M. Lieser
    • 3
  • I. Mandel
    • 6
  • T. Moore
    • 7
  • A. Stuver
    • 8
  • B. Whiting
    • 9
  1. 1.SUPA, School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.INFN-Pisa, Largo Bruno PontecorvoPisaItaly
  3. 3.Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational PhysicsAlbert Einstein InstituteHannoverGermany
  4. 4.AIGRC, The University of Western Australia (M013)CrawleyAustralia
  5. 5.Department of Physics and AstronomyCarleton CollegeNorthfieldUSA
  6. 6.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUK
  7. 7.Department of Physics and AstronomyPomona CollegeClaremontUSA
  8. 8.LIGO LivingstonLivingstonUSA
  9. 9.Department of PhysicsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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