202 Janna Levin - Black Hole Blues (Rebroadcast)

On the heels of the announcement of the Nobel  Prize in Physics to scientists who worked on the LIGO project, we revisit our conversation to theoretical astrophysicist Janna Levin about her book Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space which chronicles the birth of the LIGO project through its amazing detection of gravitational waves. We discuss how unlikely the discovery was, both from a science and funding perspective, as well as what the future holds for LIGO and similar projects.

Links:

Announcement of gravitational wave detection

Nobel Prize announcement for LIGO pioneers

Gravitational Wave basics

Black Hole Hunter - Janna Levin