Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne will share the prize.
Yes, Pi Day is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.
Again, there was no detection, but we learned a great deal about our abilities to know when we detected a gravitational wave
For a scientific example, according to the October 27, 2013 Medical Press article, "Neuroscientists discover new 'mini-neural
Over a billion years ago, two black holes, each 10,000,000 times the mass of the earth, crashed into each other. Their gravitational
What happens when a gravitational wave passes by? It changes the distance between freely floating test masses in a very specific
In Einstein's modern turn of phrase, what haunted Newton was "spooky action at a distance." How can two celestial bodies
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.