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The Gravitational Wave Astronomical Revolution

A public presentation 

featuring Dr. David Reitze


Wednesday, March 28th@ 7:00 pm


National Academy of Sciences Building

2101 Constitution Ave., NW

Washington, DC


David Reitze holds positions as the Executive Director of the LIGO Laboratory at Caltech and as a Professor of Physics at the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society, and was jointly awarded the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery for his leadership role in LIGO and the first direct detections of gravitational waves. Before joining Caltech in 2011, he served as the elected Spokesperson of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration from 2007-2011.   


Directions to the National Academy of Sciences Building

The National Academy of Sciences Building, located in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C., is served by Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). It is accessible by Metro's Orange and Blue lines. Limited parking is available for participants in the visitors parking area of the NAS building. Parking is provided on a first-come basis, and overflow is directed to public parking garages. Street parking is also available. The public parking facilities closest to the NAS Building are Colonial Parking (20th Street, NW, between E and F Streets) and Columbia Plaza (23rd and Virginia Avenue, NW). See link regarding directions for more information.


View the archived 2017 Public Lecture


The discipline/standing committees of the Space Studies Board, The aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, and Board on Physics and Astronomy at the National Academy of Sciences Building will meet in Washington, DC, March 27-29, 2018 to convene and discuss issues and advances in their fields:
Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics (CAA)
Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space (CESAS)
Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science (CAPS)
Committee on Solar and Space Physics (CSSP)
Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space (CBPSS)

The standing committees will meet together and separately in public sessions.


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