Making waves in science: Gravity

Alex Chattwood and Susan Vickers, Communications, Education & Outreach co-editors The detection of gravitational waves last month by LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, a collaborative observatory and experiment in the US designed for this very purpose) scientists was a huge deal, not just for scientists, but for everyone. According to Google Trends, “gravitational wave” […]

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A New Wave of Astronomy

By Stephanne Taylor, Physics & Astronomy Editor Just over two weeks ago, physicists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, announced that they had, for the first time, directly observed a gravitational wave, dubbed GW150914. The physics community promptly exploded in giddy excitement. The first directly detected gravitational wave. Figure 1 from Observation of […]

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