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More about gravitational waves, how they are produced and how they will hopefully be detected: a survey of current detectors, how to make gravitational waves audible, the space-borne detector LISA, Einstein@Home
This page features an overview of all our "Spotlights on relativity" dealing with gravitational waves. There is a spotlight text explaining the wave's Basic properties, and a text in the category Gravitational wave sources which deals with ways of making gravitational waves audible; the texts under the heading Detecting Gravitational Waves describe the experiments to measure gravitational waves directly. Also, there is a text describing one of the Cosmological applications of gravitational waves.
A closer look at the way that simple gravitational waves propagate through space with time
Gravitational wave sources
For some gravitational wave signals, one can go beyond graphs and animations - they can be made audible
White Dwarf binaries, their properties, and the role they will play for the planned space-borne gravitational wave detector LISA.
Detecting gravitational waves
More about gravitational wave detectors on earth and in space
Overview of the gravitational wave detectors currently operational, or under construction
Informations about how you personally can help with the search for gravitational wave - by donating processing time on your private computer
Some information on how interferometric detectors such as LIGO or GEO600 work
Some information on how the vintage models among gravitational wave detectors work - resonant detectors
Information about the latest version of the most ambitious gravitational wave project - a detector in space
One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein predicted in his general theory of relativity the existence of gravitational waves. These are rippels in space-time that propagate with the velocity of light. On September 14, 2015 they have been observed directly for the very first time.
Information about a class of simple model universes, each an expanding cosmos filled with gravitational waves