Einstein predicted gravitational waves as ripples in space-time produced by violent astrophysical events. One hundred years later, the Laser Interferometer Gravitiational-wave Observatory (LIGO) observed gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This groundbreaking discovery marks the beginning of a new astrophysics, providing new ways to probe the universe.
Laura Cadonati researches gravitational waves and particle astrophysics. She is associate professor of physics and member of Georgia Tech's Center for Relativistic Astrophysics.
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