Episode 6: Gravitational Waves with Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey

Posted Jan 9, 2012 by bn

In episode 6 We introduce and discuss the  music of the spheres,  gravitational waves. To help keep us on track, we’ve invited Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey from the H P Lovecraft Literary Podcast. Ponderous bodies out in the universe can cause ripples in spacetime, and we can detect these ripples using interferometers of monstrous length. With these astronomical ears, who can  tell what horrible gibbering we will hear as it bubbles towards  us across unknowable aeons away?!? Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!!!

 

Guest:  Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey

Physicists: Jocelyn Read, Dave Tsang

Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists 

Exit Music: John Vanderslice 

Transcript: Ep_6_Gravitational_Waves