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Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory

Gravitational Waves Detected, Verifying Part of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

"They picked up this minute tremble in space, but it is totally shaking up the field of science," said physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., where Einstein once worked. "It is confirming the ideas of one of the most brilliant minds that ever lived." Dijkgraaf spoke with The Wall Street Journal after today's confirmation of detecting gravitational waves.

Date
February 18, 2016