Dr. Paul Walter will discuss his research in the fields of Numerical Relativity and the burgeoning field of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. Predicted by Albert Einstein as ripples in spacetime itself, gravitational waves have already been observed indirectly from binary neutron star systems. Dr. Walter's research focuses on developing a computational infrastructure for modeling binary black hole mergers. Such numerical work can ultimately aid the detection and the characterization of the sources of gravitational wave signals. This wine and cheese event is co-sponsored by CTE and OSP. Please RSVP at More Information below.