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From The Globe and Mail via PI: "‘Brilliant’ physicist to hold $8-million research chair at Perimeter Institute"


Perimeter Institute

Apr. 28, 2016
IVAN SEMENIUK

Long before the February press conference where physicists reported the first detection of gravitational waves from space – a major scientific achievement that made headlines around the world – Asimina Arvanitaki had arrived at a way to do the same thing with a far smaller and cheaper experiment involving a microscopic disk suspended by powerful lasers. 678 more words

Basic Research

From NRAO: "Gravitational Wave Search Provides Insights into Galaxy Evolution and Mergers"


National Radio Astronomy Observatory

5 April 2016
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The Earth is constantly jostled by low-frequency gravitational waves from supermassive black hole binaries in distant galaxies. 1,337 more words

Basic Research

LIGO Press Conference

February the 11th was an epic day. I walked down the Infinite and couldn’t stop grinning the largest grin to myself. This was the day LIGO released their discovery of gravitational waves. 150 more words

Amateur Astronomy

LIGO Press Conference

February 11 was an epic day. I walked down the Infinite and couldn’t stop grinning the largest grin to myself. This was the day LIGO released their discovery of gravitational waves. 150 more words

Gravitational Waves

From astrobites: "Studying the First Stars with Gravitational Waves"

Astrobites

Apr 28, 2016
Caroline Huang

Science Paper: Gravitational Waves from the Remnants of the First Stars
Authors: Tilman Hartwig et al.

First Author’s Institution: Sorbonne University… 1,359 more words

Basic Research

The Man with the Beard is not deterred!

Just as I am starting my Relativity blog, suddenly doubt is cast on the Theory / Theories! Yesterday the Huffington Post published a super short article by George Musser entitled… 159 more words

NASA Detects Strange Signals From Gravitational Wave Source

Original article via Science Alert

Less than half a second after the first direct evidence of gravitational waves was recorded on 14 September 2015, a very short, faint signal was registered by NASA’s Fermi Telescope from the same region in space. 637 more words