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Category Archives: Gravitational Waves
The existence of dimensions beyond the three spatial and one temporal we experientially inhabit in our current model of spacetime has been a longstanding discussion touched on by various physicists and the scientific community. It has been suggested that gravity would propagate throughout these other dimensions, a thought brought about in attempts to somewhat unify … Continue reading Gravitational Waves and Extra Dimensions → Continue reading → Continue reading
Up until recently, the only way we have been able to gather information about stars, galaxies, and the universe around us has been through the study of light. However, as of the last few years, the discovery of gravitational waves provides a new method of collecting information about the universe. Although gravitational waves were first … Continue reading Gravitational Waves → Continue reading → Continue reading
Up until about two years ago, gravitational waves were rarely discussed outside of the scientists who based their careers on its discovery. To the public, the entire phenomena was unknown. However, that quickly changed on September 14, 2015 when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave observatory directly detected gravitational waves. As this news spread across the globe, […]Continue reading → Continue reading
Admittedly, I am late on the whole gravitational waves discovery, however I think that this video above is probably the best explanation as to what gravitational waves are and how scientists actually managed to find evidence for the waves. The way that scientists actually discovered the waves fascinated me most in all the of news […] Continue reading → Continue reading
One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity. This theory predicted that the acceleration of extremely massive objects would create ripples in the fabric of space-time, called gravitational waves. Just last week, a team of scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that they had recorded a gravitational wave […] Continue reading → Continue reading
According to the this video by the New York Times, Scientists working at LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) have made a monumental discovery that reinforces Albert Einstein’s theory of special relatively put forth almost a hundred years ago. Einstein predicted gravitational waves when he announced his theory, but until LIGO’s announcement on Thursday, no […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Picture and Video Explaining Gravitational Waves Thursday February 11th 2016 was a monumental day for physics. Albert Einstein first theorized gravitational waves in 1916 as part of his theory of general relativity. Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of the universe caused by massive cosmic events, such as the collision of black holes. These ripples […] Continue reading → Continue reading