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July 21, 2016
By Sarah Scoles
Illustration by Francesco Izzo
A relatively unknown experiment is already drawing conclusions from the sound of silence.
Space should be churned up like a speedboat-filled lake, crisscrossed by gravitational waves rushing at the speed of light in every direction. 2,947 more words
July 19, 2016
Scientists from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are using powerful X-rays to study high-performance mirror coatings that could help make the LIGO gravitational wave observatory 10 times more sensitive to cosmic events that ripple space-time. 712 more words
The historic detection of elusive gravitational waves by scientists at the LIGO observatory in the United States has been described as an “ultimate testimony to human genius and ingenuity” 1,857 more words
Peter Shawhan and Deirdre Shoemaker invite you to publish your next paper on gravitational waves in CQG’s new open focus issue on the topic.
Sometimes things come together in unexpected, happy ways. 313 more words