September 14, 2015 marks the dawn of a new era for astrophysics and astronomy. For it was the day humans were able to directly detect the existence of gravitational waves for the first time. It has opened a new window of seeing the heaven. Since then, numerous more detections of gravitaional waves have been made. These days, physicists routinely detect, analyse, and curate the data of gravitaional waves from various compact binary mergers. The study of gravitational waves appeals the physics greenhorns more than ever. The course PHY 561: Gravitational Wave Astrophysics aims to provide necessary theoretical knowledge to analyze and charecterize gravitational wave sources and the waves they generate.
Type: Online (Google Meet)
Lectures: Sunday at 8:00 PM (BST/UTC+6:00)
Duration: 4:00 Hours
Span: 24 Lectures, 24 Homeworks, 2 Midterm Examinations, and 1 Final Examination
Length: 6 Months
Prerequisites: PHY 561
- Principal Instructor: Ashiqul Islam Dip