Professor David Blair to talk tracking space waves at Guildford Association meeting

Professor David Blair to talk tracking space waves at Guildford Association meeting

THE next meeting of the Guildford Association will be out of this world.

Renowned experimental physicist Professor David Blair will speak on the Universe and the new developments in physics with gravitational waves.

Speaking at the Mechanics Institute, 20 Meadow Street, Guildford on June 21, Professor Blair will give an overview of gravitational waves that Albert Einstein predicted as ripples in the fabric of space-time, their momentous discovery, predictions of future discoveries and a new recent discovery.

Prof Blair spent more than 40 years working towards the discovery of gravitational waves. He developed the first southern hemisphere gravitational wave detector NIOBE, and the Sapphire Clock.

In 1998, he led the development of a 50sqkm site at Gingin for a proposed southern hemisphere laser interferometer gravitational wave detector.

Prof Blair is Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia and is the director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre at Gingin.