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The Gravitational Wave Detectors

Communicating complex concepts and specialised research is a big challenge for scientists. This group of postgraduates have developed a fun, interactive activity to explain gravitational waves to a public audience at the Science Sunday Big Birthday Bash. 523 more words


Gravitational Waves: Discovered. So long ago…

Some time ago a lot of fuss was created for the discovery of gravitational waves. [1]


Living in a unique cosmos.

A cosmos where everything exist in unison. 102 more words


Race to detect gravitational waves intensifies

A network of pulsars being used to search for gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time predicted by general relativity. These waves cause changes in the arrival times of pulsar radio signals that are correlated between pulsars in a way that depends on their separation on the sky. 713 more words


Einstein's Gravity Waves - Simplified [Urdu]

As I have a lifelong experience of dealing with gravity (all the pun in the world intended), I feel myself competent enough to discuss the gravitational waves discovery! 70 more words

Black Holes

Detecting "Christodoulou memory effect" with LIGO

Detecting gravitational-wave memory with LIGO: implications of GW150914

Paul D. Lasky, Eric Thrane, Yuri Levin, Jonathan Blackman, Yanbei Chen

It may soon be possible for Advanced LIGO to detect hundreds of binary black hole mergers per year. 136 more words


Gruber Prize for LIGO team’s gravitational waves

The 2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize of $500 000 award citation reads:

The Gruber Foundation proudly presents the 2016 Cosmology Prize to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, Ronald Drever, and the entire LIGO team for pursuing a vision to observe the universe in gravitational waves, leading to a first detection that emanated from the collision of two black holes. 

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