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Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez Profile (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-03-31

Duration: 00:06:06

Subjects: Science | LIGO Livingston Observatory | Gravitational waves | Gonzalez, Gabriela | Women scientists


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Gonzalez, Gabriela Interviewee


This segment from the March 31, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s profile of Dr. Gabriela Gonzalez, a physics and astronomy professor at LSU and the spokesperson for the LIGO Livingston Observatory in Livingston Parish. She discusses: her passion for science; LIGO’s work in measuring space-time; LIGO’s discovery of gravitational waves, which confirmed Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity; and their continuing research. Host: Andre Moreau