On September 14, 2015, the two detectors of the Laser
Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) observed a
gravitational-wave signal from the merger of a pair of black holes.
While this impressive technological triumph was celebrated...
Matias Zaldarriaga, Professor in the School of Natural Sciences,
Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor in the School, Member Doron
Kushnir, and Junior Visiting Professor Nadia Zakamska discuss
LIGO's recent detection of gravitational waves...
On the evening of November 11, 1572, twenty-six-year-old
astronomer Tycho Brahe was about to make a discovery that would
change his life and consequentially boost the scientific revolution
significantly. While casually staring at the night sky, he...