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Internet Explorer 9 or earlier. Go to the home page to see the latest top stories. About a hundred years ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, but until now, they were undetectable. Einstein predicted a century ago. It completes his vision of a universe in which space and time are interwoven and dynamic, able to stretch, shrink and jiggle. More generally, it means that a century of innovation, testing, questioning and plain hard work after Einstein imagined it on paper, scientists have finally tapped into the deepest register of physical reality, where the weirdest and wildest implications of Einstein’s universe become manifest.
Conveyed by these gravitational waves, power 50 times greater than the output of all the stars in the universe combined vibrated a pair of L-shaped antennas in Washington State and Louisiana known as LIGO on Sept. Gabriela González of Louisiana State University, a spokeswoman for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, short for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. Einstein would be very happy, I think. Physical Review Letters on Thursday with more than 1,000 authors. Szabolcs Marka, a Columbia University professor who is one of the LIGO scientists. We never had ears before.
The discovery is a great triumph for three physicists — Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology, Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ronald Drever, formerly of Caltech and now retired in Scotland — who bet their careers on the dream of measuring the most ineffable of Einstein’s notions. Important players in the LIGO project, from left to right: Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology, France A. Córdova of the National Science Foundation, Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, David Reitze of Caltech and Gabriela González of Louisiana State University. Thorne said in an email. It’s as though we had only seen the ocean’s surface on a calm day but had never seen it roiled in a storm, with crashing waves.