The Department of Physics and College of Mathematical and Natural Sciences will hold a dedication of the Weber Garden on Tuesday, March 12 at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss will give a colloquium in room 1412 of the John. S. Toll Physics Building.
The garden, next to the main entrance of the Physical Sciences Complex, highlights the ultrapure aluminum gravity bars of UMD physicist Joseph Weber, a pioneer in the search for gravitational waves.
The 2016 announcement that the LIGO experiment had detected gravitational waves led to the Nobel Prize for Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish. UMD's key contributions in theoretical and experimental gravitational physics were discussed at a Nov. 1, 2016 symposium, A Celebration of Gravitational Waves.
Please register for the March 12 event here.