Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves, Proving Einstein’s Theory of Relativity


A team of physicists announced today that they have obtained direct evidence of gravitational waves, proving correct Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

A recording of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away apparently confirms the nature of black holes, which the legendary physicist predicted a century ago. The announcement is the result of 50 years of trial and error.

“We are all over the moon and back,” said Gabriela González, a spokeswoman for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. “Einstein would be very happy, I think.”

Szabolcs Marka, a Columbia University professor and LIGO scientist, said, “I think this will be one of the major breakthroughs in physics for a long time.” Read more at The New York Times.