Given how sensitive we knew our detector to be, and how long we made observations, if any of the theories mentioned above
Turns out, Einstein's theory was right.
The instrumentation that allowed this observation is a technical marvel and a whole new way of examining the universe has
This week, the HotBrand is Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payment system which arrived in China. This was a big topic as mobile payment is at the center of the whole digital 'big players' battle in China.
Gravitational waves could reveal the mechanism behind gamma ray bursts. A: This is a very fancy and refined Michelson interferometer
Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the universe.
Doesn't a discovery that confirmed Einstein's prediction of spacetime ripples deserve a little more than a comment that was "totes" just patronizing to me and ignorant of the meaning of my post?
Extremely important! This is surely one of the most important discoveries in physics in the past several decades. It is not even so much the confirmation of the gravitational waves themselves, we were very confident that they existed, it is that we now have the ability to observe the universe using this entirely new spectrum.
If one attended the NSF webcast or read the press releases, however, one might think that gravitational waves were detected
There have been many scientific highlights of physics and astronomy in recent years: the Higgs Boson, landing a probe on a comet, and an amazing fly-by of Pluto. But all this is dwarfed by what has been announced this week. A new era of science has begun.
The detection of gravitational waves has been one of the great challenges of modern astrophysical research. Its success will open a new window on the universe and allow us to trace its evolution almost to its beginning.
The discovery may usher in a new era of astronomy and answer big questions about black holes.
When researchers need to compare complex new genomes; or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail; or detect signs of dark matter; or make sense of massive amounts of fMRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).