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Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger
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Actors on a changing stage: quantum gravity and background independence

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Continuous gravitational waves

Cosmic lighthouses born in supernova explosions When stars at least eight times as massive as our Sun run out of nuclear fuel, their lives end in supernovae. These explosions bring forth new cosmic objects: neutron stars. Because of their strong magnetic ...

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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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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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