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Speaker: Alessandra Buonanno, MPI for Gravitational Physics (Potsdam-Golm), Bruce Allen, MPI for Gravitational Physics and Leibniz Universität Hannover Host: Max Planck Society
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of space-time, so-called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. The discovery confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens new possibilities for gaining a better understanding of the universe. [more]
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