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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe

Harald Pfeiffer : Detecting Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes

by CIFAR
May 17 / 17
Detecting Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes
Harald Pfeiffer
CIFAR Fellow, Cosmology & Gravity program; University of Toronto, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics


This lecture was part of the "Untangling the Cosmos" symposium hosted by CIFAR in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre on May 17, 2017.