Scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) recently
paper announcing the discovery of six new binary black hole
mergers that exceed the detection thresholds defined by the
LIGO-Virgo Collaboration (LVC), the group responsible for...
For the third time in less than two years, physicists have
detected billion-year-old ripples in the fabric of space-time. The
new recording, like the two others before it, was made using the
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)...
Gravitational waves were detected for the first time a year and
a half ago, when some of them throbbed through Earth. Two
incredibly sensitive detectors—one in Washington State and one in
Louisiana—picked up the distortions in spacetime, emanating...
Confronted with a theoretical question, such as whether or not
gravitational waves exist, Richard Feynman never trusted
authorities. Rather, he tried to develop and convince himself of a
solution in the simplest way possible, constructing an...
Scientists who in February announced their landmark discovery of
these ripples in spacetime revealed today that they had detected
more—again caused by a pair of crashing black holes. This second
find shows that the initial discovery was not a rare...