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Gravitational waves announcement incoming


Posted on Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 | Comment icon 6 comments

What will the LIGO team be revealing this time ? Image Credit: NASA / Alain Riazuelo
Nobel Prize winner Rainer Weiss and his colleagues have hinted at an upcoming 'exciting announcement'.
Originally proposed by Albert Einstein as a consequence of his General Theory of Relativity, gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time that carry energy across the universe.

After years of struggling to pick up direct evidence of the phenomenon, a team of researchers at the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) finally succeeded in detecting gravitational waves for the first time back in February 2016.

So impressive was this feat that the team behind the breakthrough, Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne, earned themselves a Nobel Prize in physics at this year's awards ceremony.

Now one of the trio has revealed at an MIT press conference that there will be a major new announcement on the subject of gravitational waves on October 16th.

"The [gravitational] waves are interesting, and the fact that you can directly detect them is important, but the real payoff is going to be in the future," said Weiss.

"It's already happened, in some regards, and more of it will happen on October 16. I won't tell you what it is, but I can tell you that there is more there, and I think there's another whoop-de-do arranged for that. And I urge you to go to it, because [the announcement] is actually very interesting."

"But I won't say any more than that."

Source: Seeker.com | Comments (6)

Tags: Gravitational Waves

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin on 11 October, 2017, 11:23
Looking forward to it...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 11 October, 2017, 11:41
Neutron star pairs make waves that are less powerful than those made by coliding black holes ( less powerful by large marginpossibly )and if such discovery was made it might imply great breakthrough in the scale on which LIGO can make measurements. Even initial detection was fascinating and even ridiculed when firstly theorized. Advances towards detecting things at such low scales are fascinating and surely would be one big step for future of technology.
Comment icon #3 Posted by seanjo on 11 October, 2017, 12:52
From a leaked document....'There is no gravity, everything sucks!'
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer on 11 October, 2017, 15:51
Can you say "Tractor Beam"?
Comment icon #5 Posted by FlyingAngel on 11 October, 2017, 18:37
Next step is to reverse the polarity of gravitational wave to create anti-gravity. Then we can start to create a hovering spaceship
Comment icon #6 Posted by Barkinghorse on 12 October, 2017, 1:31
Then , a hovering ship that can hitch a ride on the waves, and bypass the light speed problem.


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