Scott C. Noble

Assistant Professor

Affiliation: Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
The University of Tulsa
Office: KEP L171 -- Note Temporary office = L125
Office Phone: (918) 631-3309
Fax: (918) 631-2995
Homepage: http://personal.utulsa.edu/~scn759/
Old Homepage: http://ccrg.rit.edu/~scn/
Mailing Address: Keplinger Hall L171
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
800 South Tucker Dr.
The University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK 74104 USA

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An exciting announcement from LIGO has been made on Thursday February 11th, 2016 at 9:30AM CST. LIGO detected gravitational waves from two black holes inspiralling, merging, and forming a new, spinning black hole. The merger occurred 1.6 Billion Light-years away, in a galaxy far, far away.

Here are a few recent articles on LIGO and what this detection may mean for the future of physics and astronomy:
[LIGO Generations]: outreach video describing LIGO's history.

I was lucky enough to have visited the Livingston LIGO site back in 2006. Luis Lehner and Inaki Olabarrieta, and both can be seen in this photo log.

  • All the papers, plots, data, audio files can be found on the LIGO Science Center page.
  • The gravitational wave is in the audio frequency band our ears are sensitive to, so we can here the waveform: [Youtube]
  • The news conference announcing the results was extraordinary! Not only were the results astounding, the explanations of gravitational waves and the history behind them were superbly communicated. It is definitely a worthwhile watch.



RIT Info: Astro Group,   Journal Club,   Physics,   CIS,   CIS Computing,   XiRel,   ET,   Campus Map [PDF],   RIT Calendar,   COS Calendar,  
JHU Info (former location): PHA Weekly CalendarSTScILibraryJHU CalendarPHA.JHU ComputingHomewood HPC Cluster
UIUC Info (former location): Physics ColloquiumAstronomy Dept.Astronomy ColloquiumLibrary
PhD Work Matt Choptuik (my PhD advisor)his groupUBC Physics
Journals,Papers,Abstracts,... ADS SearchADS ScannedArxiv.orgINSPIREApJPROLAA&AMNRASCQGLiving Reviews
My Alma Maters: Caltech (BS, 1997)UT-Austin (PhD 2003)UBC (visiting 2000-3)
Jobs APS JobsAAS JobsPhysics Today JobsRumor Mill,   Hyperspace (AEI)  
Physics The Feynman Lectures on Physics (online)
Computing MPI DocsMPI TutorialNumerical Recipes in C (1992)SciPy & NumPy
Misc. APSAASThe Astronomy TelegramGMAILGoogle Chart