Reinventing Horizons : An Introduction

aLIGO dedication event at LHO on 5/19/15. Photo credit: kimfetrow Photography, Richland, WA

aLIGO dedication event at LHO on 5/19/15. Photo credit: kimfetrow Photography, Richland, WA

On February 11th, 2016 Scientists from LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) announced the detection of gravitational fields, the same phenomenon that Einstein proposed in his theory of general relativity almost precisely 100 years ago (he sent the final study to Annalen der Physik 20th of March 1916). According to LIGO these gravitational waves detected last year were produced by the clash of two black holes 1.3 billion years ago. Nonetheless it is taken to prove Einsteins theory and its claim that gravitation is part of space-time.
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