LIGO

Con International 2018

The world’s only physics-focused STEM comic book series goes to the largest annual comic book convention.<p>July 19, 2018 | Leah Poffenberger<p>On July 19, …

Physics

LIGO Labs Chosen as APS Historic Sites

The LIGO labs are the 41st entry into the APS Historic Site ledger, which was signed by Roger Falcone on behalf of APS and David Reitze on behalf of …

Historic Sites

Supermassive black hole shot a neutrino straight at Earth

For the first time, we have an optical signal to match a cosmic neutrino.<p>For most of astronomy's history, understanding the heavens was limited to …

Physics

Gravitational Waves Hold Key to Knowing How Fast the Universe Is Expanding

The universe has been expanding ever since it began. But the question on every astrophysicist’s mind is: <i>How fast?</i> Scientists have proposed more than …

Science

China unveils plans for two new gravitational-wave missions

China has revealed plans for two space-based missions to study gravitational waves. The National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences …

Space

Could gravitational waves reveal how fast our universe is expanding?

Two independent measurements of the Hubble constant were made recently, one using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and another using the European Space …

Universe

2017 October 16 - GW170817: A Spectacular Multiradiation Merger Event Detected

<b>GW170817: A Spectacular Multi-Radiation Merger Event Detected</b> <b><br>Illustrative Video Credit:</b> NASA's Conceptual Imaging Lab<p><b>Explanation:</b> Both gravitational …

Electromagnetism

LIGO: How Scientists Hear Ripples in Space

STUBI could write something on this, but I am unsure how technical I should be. For now, I shall just make a few comments. I might want to write …

Physics

Linked by light

Since the late 19th century, when Max Planck modelled radiation emitted by a black body, the idea that light has a particle nature has come a long …

India News

Researchers see beam of light from first confirmed neutron star merger emerge from behind sun

A research team led by astronomers at the University of Warwick had to wait over 100 days for the sight of the first of confirmed neutron star merger …

Hubble Space Telescope

The Slow Pace of Scientific Revolutions

LIGO's detection of gravitational waves came almost exactly a century after Einstein had formulated his general theory of relativity and an ensuing …

Physics

APS Designates LIGO Labs as Historic Sites

In recognition of their immense importance in unlocking the mystery of gravitational waves, the two LIGO lab locations were honored on June 20.<p>June …

Historic Sites

Livingston, Hanford, Washington LIGO facilities receive special honors

Baton Rouge

Meet The Universe's First-Ever Supermassive Binary Black Holes

Recently, LIGO has revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe by discovering merging black holes.<p>Near the centers of galaxies, mergers, accretion, and collisions create supermassive black holes undetectable by LIGO.<p>Practically all galaxies contain them, including our Milky Way.<p>When supermassive …

In 1968, scientists thought they were close to detecting gravity waves

<b></b> Gravity waves evidenceThe long search for gravitational waves … may be in the final lap…. Rotating binary stars or, perhaps, other galaxies like the …

Science

Erratum: First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data [Phys. Rev. D 96, 122006 (2017)]

Author(s): B. P. Abbott <i>et al.</i> and LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration[Phys. Rev. D 97, 129903] Published Thu Jun 14, 2018

Gravitational Waves

LIGO Laboratories in Livingston, LA and Hanford, WA to be designated Historical Sites for Nobel-winning Gravitational Wave Detection

<b>COLLEGE PARK, MD, June 13, 2018</b> — Two laboratories that comprise the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) will be designated …

Gravitational Waves

This Wacky Theory Says Gravitational Wave Detections Are Coming From Wormholes

Things are getting weird.<p>In 1935, Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen hypothesised the existence of wormholes - a sort of "bridge" connecting two …

Wormholes

Speculative wormhole echoes could revolutionize astrophysics

The scientific collaborations LIGO and Virgo have detected gravitational waves from the fusion of two black holes, inaugurating a new era in the …

Physics

Physicist Brian Greene on the three biggest science mysteries he'd like to see solved

From black holes to dark matter to gravitational waves, Greene dishes on some of the biggest questions in physics.<p>Brian Greene is a busy man. In addition to teaching at Columbia University in New York City, the theoretical physicist has written four books, starred in a handful of TV specials and …

Physics

Observations of Neutron Star Collision Appear to Show the Creation of a Black Hole

A widely studied collision of two neutron stars, detected in August 2017, now appears to have created a black hole, supporting a long-held scientific …

Black Holes

Synopsis: Dark Matter Undetectable in Gravitational Waves

Calculations show that dark matter affects the propagation of gravitational waves but at a level far below the sensitivity of current …

Physics

Did a Neutron-Star Collision Make a Black Hole?

In August 2017, for the first time ever, scientists spotted gravitational waves generated by the merger of two superdense stellar corpses known as …

Black Holes

2018 Kavli Prize Winners Announced

The Kavli Prize, which was first awarded in 2008, is a partnership between the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation, and …

Nobel Prize

About

Dr. Sandya Narayanswami<p>Treasurer, Science Partnership Fund<p>Former Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Caltech. Dr. Narayanswami provides …

Columbia University

Colliding Neutron Stars Likely Birthed a Baby Black Hole

On August 17, 2017, astronomers witnessed an extraordinary celestial event: a collision between two ultra-dense neutron stars. Scientists had never …

Geek

Cosmic blast takes rest at last

Last year, the first detection of gravitational waves linked to a gamma-ray burst triggered a vast follow-up campaign with ground and space …

Physics

Measurement and subtraction of Schumann resonances at gravitational-wave interferometers

Author(s): Michael W. Coughlin <i>et al.</i>Correlated magnetic noise from Schumann resonances threatens to contaminate the observation of a stochastic …

LIGO

Gravitational wave event likely signaled creation of a black hole

The spectacular merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves announced last fall likely did something else: birthed a black hole. …

Black Holes

A long search for long wavelengths

NANOGrav looks for a wider spectrum of gravitational waves.

Astronomy