IS THIS THE BIGGEST BREAKTHROUGH
SINCE GALILEO’S TELESCOPE?
It ended the search for proof of a key prediction in Einstein’s theory, which changed the way humanity perceived concepts like space and time. Great excitement rippled through the physics world on Thursday at the announcement that gravitational waves have been detected after a 100-year search
What are gravitational waves?
Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves in his general theory of relativity a century ago. Under this theory, space and time are interwoven into something called “spacetime” — a fourth dimension to our concept of Universe
Why is it important?