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The spokesperson for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory called it “a promising start to mapping the populations of black holes in our universe.”
A satellite spotted a burst of light just as gravitational waves rolled in from the collision of two black holes. Was the flash a cosmic coincidence, or do astrophysicists need to rethink what black holes can do?
The path from a revolutionary set of equations to the detection of gravitational waves was strewn with obstacles and controversy, explains the physicist Daniel Kennefick — and the struggle continues.
Ripples in space-time have been detected a century after Einstein predicted them, launching a new era in astronomy.
Bizarre quantum bonds connect distinct moments in time, suggesting that quantum links — not space-time — constitute the fundamental structure of the universe.
Two leading candidates for a “theory of everything,” long thought to be incompatible, may be two sides of the same coin.
Nima Arkani-Hamed is championing a campaign to build the world’s largest particle collider, even as he pursues a new vision of the laws of nature.
Explore the deepest mysteries at the frontier of fundamental physics, and the most promising ideas put forth to solve them.
Imagine the fabric of space-time peeled back layer by layer.
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