Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2017
Saturday–Tuesday, January 28–31, 2017; Washington, DC
Session W1: Plenary Session III: Black Holes
8:30 AM–10:18 AM,
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Room: Ballroom Salon 2/3
Chair: Daniel Holz, University of Chicago
Abstract: W1.00001 : Einstein's Gift: Stellar Mass Black Holes in the LIGO Era
8:30 AM–9:06 AM
(Georgia Institute of Technology, LIGO-Virgo Collaboration)
The discovery of gravitational waves from the coalescence of black hole binary systems in LIGO has provided the first evidence for heavy stellar mass black holes. In this talk, I will review the observational evidence for black holes in LIGO data, its astrophysical implications and the plans for the near and long term future of ground based gravitational wave detection of black hole binary coalescences.
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