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On Matters of Suicide .. sin or not a sin

I will only say that based on my own reasons of commitment, I myself yet hold fast to not leaving this body by actions of my own hand. 781 more words

Mission to discover hundreds of black holes could unlock secrets of the Universe

Researchers have made a breakthrough in helping scientists discover hundreds of black holes throughout the universe. When two detectors are switched on in the US next year, scientists hope to pick up the faint ripples of black hole collisions millions of years ago, known as gravitational waves. 571 more words


From NOVA: "There’s More Than One Way To Hunt For Gravitational Waves"

Part 1
Physicists are poised to make the first-ever direct detection of gravitational waves. Will the detection come from a big-budget experiment already a decade deep into the search? 1,940 more words

Basic Research

New focus issue: Advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors

The quest to detect gravitational waves directly has seen great advances over the past five decades, with the earlier resonant “bar” detectors being surpassed in sensitivity by large laser interferometers in the last decade.  313 more words

Special Issues

Everything you wanted to know about inflation, but were afraid to ask

Well, my upcoming class is unlikely to cover everything. After all, there’s a lot we still don’t know about cosmic inflation, including whether it actually happened or not. 246 more words


From SPACE.com: "Einstein's Gravity Waves Could Be Found with New Method"


October 24, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

Gravitational waves, invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time, might be detected by looking for the brightening of stars, researchers say. 584 more words

Basic Research

What happened in the first instants after the Big Bang?

One of the biggest science stories of 2014 came out of the BICEP2 cosmic microwave background polarization experiment. Last spring, the BICEP2 researchers announced they had measured something known as B-mode or tensor-mode polarization, a particular twisting of light that is the hallmark of primordial gravitational waves. 312 more words