When black holes collide: More gravitational waves discovered

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  • Laura Cadonati Laura Cadonati
  • James Clark James Clark

More than a dozen Georgia Tech faculty members, students, and postdoctoral fellows are working with the large international research team that makes up the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). This is the team that made its own splash in the science world in 2015 with the first detection of a gravitational wave signal, the result of a black hole collision 1.5 billion light years from Earth. Now LIGO announces that a third gravitational wave was observed and confirmed in January from even farther away: about 3 billion light years. Once again, Albert Einstein has been proven right, and once again the science media can't resist a story that features black holes acting mysteriously and ripples of space and time flying through the cosmos at lightspeed. In addition to this USA Today story, coverage includes the Washington Post, BBC News, Scientific American, The Verge and Phys.org, among others. School of Physics associate professor Laura Cadonati is LIGO's deputy spokesperson, and research scientist James Clark from the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics worked on the latest discovery.


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College of Sciences, School of Physics

Physics and Physical Sciences
College of Sciences, School of Physics, Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, LIGO, Laura Cadonati, James Clark, black holes, Gravitational waves
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  • Created On: Jun 1, 2017 - 12:46pm
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