[time-nuts] LIGO detects gravitational waves

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Thu Feb 11 12:26:36 EST 2016


It was a 20 ms space-time event; detected on September 14, 2015.

(1) For those of you who haven't been following any of this, start here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_wave

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational-wave_astronomy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIGO

(2) Official press release:

"LIGO Detected Gravitational Waves from Black Holes"
http://www.ligo.org/news/detection-press-release.pdf

https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/detection

(3) Articles with technical content:

"Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction"
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20160211

"Einstein's gravitational waves found at last"
http://www.nature.com/news/einstein-s-gravitational-waves-found-at-last-1.19361

"IT'S OFFICIAL: Gravitational waves have been detected, Einstein was right"
http://www.sciencealert.com/live-update-big-gravitational-wave-announcement-is-happening-right-now

"Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein's prediction"
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gravity-waves-black-holes-verify-einsteins-prediction

"Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160211103935.htm


(4) The paper itself:

https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-P150914/public

https://dcc.ligo.org/public/0122/P150914/014/LIGO-P150914%3ADetection_of_GW150914.pdf

https://ia601500.us.archive.org/25/items/PhysRevLett.116.061102/PhysRevLett.116.061102.pdf

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>From the live stream (https://youtu.be/c7293kAiPZw)
Announced a couple of minutes ago
Screen captures attached
The ultimate time nuts relativity experiment...

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