EuroPython 2016 Keynote: Jameson Rollins

M.-A. Lemburg mal at
Fri May 20 08:18:58 EDT 2016

We are pleased to introduce our second keynote speaker for EuroPython

		       *** Jameson Rollins ***

About Jameson Rollins

Jameson is a staff scientist in the LIGO project, based at the
California Institute of Technology:

   "I have worked on many aspects of gravitational wave detection over
   the years, from laser light sources, to algorithms for low-latency
   data analysis. I’m currently interested in problems of detector
   control, and am the developer of the LIGO automation system. I have
   a B.S. in physics from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in
   physics from Columbia University in the City of New York."

The Keynote: LIGO - The Dawn of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Scientists have been searching for the elusive gravitational wave for
more than half a century.

On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave
Observatory (LIGO) finally observed the gravitational wave signature
from the merger of two black holes.


This detection marks the dawn of a new age of gravitational wave
astronomy, where we routinely hear the sounds emanating from deep
within the most energetic events in the Universe.


This talk will cover the events leading up to one of the most
important discoveries of the last century, and the myriad of ways in
which Python enabled the effort.

With gravitational regards,
EuroPython 2016 Team

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