Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory - updates

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Researchers detect gravitational waves for a second time

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Researchers announce they have found the waves a second time in December produced by the collision of two black holes some 1 4 billion years ago

This illustration shows the merger of two black holes and the gravitational waves that ripple outward as the black holes spiral toward each other. LIGO/T. Pyle

India OKs plan to build gravitational waves observatory

Feb 18, 2016 - 8:42 AM

More detectors in other parts of the world will allow scientists to study gravitational waves from different orientations

CARDIFF CONTRIBUTION. Sixteen of about 1,000 authors of the study that discovered gravitational waves are from Cardiff University

Einstein's gravitational waves: a 100-year odyssey

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:08 AM

The elegance of Einstein s theory of gravity does not rely on computational power but rather on the elegance of its principles

PAST AND PRESENT. Scientist Holger Wittel sits in a control center next to a cardboard cutout of Albert Einstein at the GEO600 gravitational wave detector in Ruthe near Hanover, Germany, February 11, 2016. Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

A 'magical' space-time ripple that wasn't believed – at first

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:36 AM

When the signal finally got to the Earth on September 14 we knew within 3 minutes that our instruments had seen something really different

A undated handout graphic, made available February 11, 2016 by NASA / CALTECH-JPL, showing an artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL/EPA

Scientists confirm existence of gravitational waves

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:34 PM

UPDATED Gravitational waves – ripples in space time that Albert Einstein have predicted in his general theory of relativity a century ago – have been officially detected in a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy

Artist's illustration of two black holes colliding. Image courtesy LIGO/Caltech

AS IT HAPPENS: Gravitational waves announcement

Feb 11, 2016 - 10:01 PM

UPDATED If gravitational waves have been spotted it would mark one of the biggest scientific discoveries of our time filling in a major gap in our understanding of how the universe was born

LIGO Hanford Observatory. Image courtesy Caltech/MIT/LIGO Laboratory

Gravitational waves: Why the fuss?

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:29 PM

What are gravitational waves and why should you care?

A picture shows a 3km-long arm part of the Virgo detector for gravitational waves located within the site of EGO, European Gravitational Observatory, on February 09, 2016 between Cascina and Pise. Claudio Giovannini/AFP