The mission of the Yachats Academy of Arts & Sciences is to provide educational and entertainment opportunities for people on the central Oregon coast. Sponsored by the Friends of the Yachats Commons, we encourage the residents of the village of Yachats, Oregon to work with Academy board members to organize those events that they judge to be most enjoyable.

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Einstein's Warped Universe: Riding Gravity Waves Through Spacetime

Einstein's Warped Universe: Riding Gravity Waves Through Spacetime


Professor James Brau Director, UO Center for High Energy Physics


Saturday May 7, 6:30pm


More than a century ago, Albert Einstein produced a revolutionary understanding of gravity based on the curvature of spacetime. This lecture is an introduction, for an audience of all ages, to the concepts of gravitational radiation (gravity waves) and the effort to detect this elusive form of radiation.