• 12.02.2016
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Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction

LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes

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Two Black Holes Merge into One
Two Black Holes Merge into One (Image: SXS)

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

LIGO: The First Observation of Gravitational Waves

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  • 03.10.2017
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Physik-Nobelpreis geht an Gravitationswellen-Entdecker

Vor rund hundert Jahren hat Albert Einstein die Existenz von Gravitationswellen vorhergesagt. Dass man sie jemals nachweisen könnte, glaubte er selbst nicht. Und doch gelang es einem Forscherkonsortium im Herbst 2015. Drei wichtige Köpfe hinter dem Durchbruch erhielten nun den Nobelpreis für Physik.
Two Black Holes Merge into One
  • 13.01.2017
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What do we know about black holes?

Kevin Schawinski about the mysteries and awesome power of black holes.
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