Radheya Jegatheva, of Perth Modern School presenting an image of ‘The Kip Thorne Tree’ to Professor Kip Thorne at the Raw Science Film Festival

Radheya Jegatheva, of Perth Modern School, recently won the Best Youth Film Award and the Janet Ivey-Duensing Permission to Dream Award. As a resut he attended theĀ Raw Science Film Festival @ 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles on the 10th of December 2016 where he was presented with his prize. Radheya was able to presentĀ an image of ‘The Kip Thorne Tree’ located at the Gravity Discovery Centre, to Professor Kip Thorne. The image was delivered to Professor Thorne on behalf of Professor Ian McArthur, Professor David Blair, The School of Physics UWA, The Australian International Gravitational Research Centre and The Gravity Discovery Centre.

If you would like to see the ‘Kip Thorne Tree’ you can visit the Gravity Discovery Centre.

Enquiries to (08) 9575 7577 or email manager@gravitycentre.com.au.

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  • John E. Miller November 14, 2015   Reply →


    A) What frequency and wave amplitude is the anticipated ‘gravity wave’?
    A) How may it be noticed from other seismic disturbancies?
    C) Over what period of time is the program expected to last?

    • Melissa December 6, 2015   Reply →

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your questions. The Australian International Gravitational Observatory (AIGO) is located next door to us. It is owned by UWA and is part of a global network of gravitational observatories. There is currently PHD students on site working at the facility. As we are not directly involved with AIGO I am unable to answer your questions. However, you can visit their website, http://www.aigo.org.au for more information.

      If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

      Kind Regards,
      Melissa Nash

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