A Gravitational Wave Science Blog from LIGO-India
Why Gravity Matters?
Back in 1916, while proposing the General Theory of Relativity, Einstein already predicted the existence of Gravitational Waves (GW). It took us a century to attain the technological advances to directly detect these tiny ripples in spacetime. The discovery by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration led to the Nobel prize in Physics in 2017 being awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for this ground-breaking achievement, which opened up an entirely new window into the invisible Universe. Ever since, ever more surprising events are being observed in the Gravitational Wave sky, with the discovery of new compact objects that enrich our knowledge of extreme Physics.
As we look forward to the next generation of Gravitational Wave observatories such as the upcoming LIGO-India detector, we need now more than ever a global platform to share our current understanding of the Gravitational Wave science, to mentor and foster a skilled and informed generation of students who will be able to harness the potential of the vast pool of data rich in Science that will soon be available.
What it's all about..
On the fifth anniversary of the first direct detection of Gravitational Waves GW150914, LIGO India announced the launch of the online student blog "Gravity Matters".
Watch this space & follow our social media sites to learn about GW Science, follow news about our upcoming events, listen to our podcast & much more! Check out the teaser video for a sneak preview..
A GW Science Blog
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LIGO running to catch the ripples Figure 1: An artist’s impression of Gravitational-Waves… Read more
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