#20: Gravitational Waves & LIGO

Gravitational Waves were first theorized in the early 1900s, but were not directly observed until 2015 – a feat that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for three of the directors of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the team that made the observation. But what are gravitational waves, what is LIGO, and how does it work?

 

Show Notes

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 1993 awarded to Joseph Taylor and Russell Hulse

LIGO’s Observatories and Collaborating Facilities

Changes made for “Advanced” LIGO

Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger (One of many scientific papers published about LIGO’s observations)

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

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