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Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger
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Multi-messenger astrophysics and numerical relativity

The first detection of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star merger on August 17th, 2017, marked the beginning of a new era in astrophysics. Not only had the LIGO observatories recorded gravitational wave signals from such an event, but researchers ...

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Climate research with gravitational wave technology

GRACE Follow-On is the continuation of the highly successful German-American mission GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment), whose satellites orbited the Earth about 90,000 times between 2002 and 2017, measuring the gravitational field of our home ...

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Cone illustrating gravitational collapse

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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Ausschnitt des Bildes, das vier publizierte Ereignisse aus O3 zeigt

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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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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