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Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger
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The Singularity Theorem (Nobel Prize in Physics 2020)

The British physicist and mathematician Roger Penrose shared one half of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 for his discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity. Since its formulation in 1916, Einstein’s ...

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Gravitational wave detectors find 56 potential cosmic collisions

The epoch of gravitational wave astronomy has begun, concluded David Reitze, Executive Director of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors, according to the scientific journal Nature Reviews Physics in April 2020. While the first two observation runs (O1: ...

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Measuring light deflection with radio telescopes

The deflection of the path of light by mass is one of the classical predictions of general relativity. Probably its most famous successful test was the 1919 detection of the deflection of starlight by the Sun during a total solar eclipse, by comparing with ...

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The dark heart of the Milky Way

To the best of our astrophysical knowledge, supermassive black holes, with millions or even billions solar masses are everywhere in the universe, with the core regions of most galaxies containing one such black hole. In the case of active galactic nuclei, ...

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Understanding Einstein

Die nächste Ebene unseres Portals, "Einstein verstehen", ist noch in der Entwicklungsphase. Vorabversionen der ersten Teile finden sich auf dem Blog "relativ einfach":
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