Gravitational Waves

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Scientists announce first direct observation of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars
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Scientists announce first direct observation of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars

Near-simultaneous detection of the gravitational waves and gamma rays indicate that gravitational waves travel at the speed of light.

LIGO-Virgo detects colliding neutron stars for first time: We are entering new era in observational astronomy, says A Gopakumar
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LIGO-Virgo detects colliding neutron stars for first time: We are entering new era in observational astronomy, says A Gopakumar

LIGO and Virgo interferometer on Monday announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding neutron stars.

LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors can also be used to unlock the secrets of dark matter
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LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors can also be used to unlock the secrets of dark matter

Calculations show that certain types of dark matter could form giant clouds around astrophysical black holes.

Scientists identify five pairs of supermassive black holes, paving the way for better understanding of gravitational waves
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Scientists identify five pairs of supermassive black holes, paving the way for better understanding of gravitational waves

These black hole couples formed when two galaxies collided and merged with each other, forcing their supermassive black holes close together.

Nobel Prize 2017 for Physics awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves
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Nobel Prize 2017 for Physics awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves

Three US scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves

Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, Kip Thorne for work on gravitational waves
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Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, Kip Thorne for work on gravitational waves

Scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for decisive contributions in the observation of gravitational waves, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

Astronomers discover two supermassive black holes in orbit around each other
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Astronomers discover two supermassive black holes in orbit around each other

The finding may help scientists get a better understand of how gravitational waves are formed.

LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time, produced by the merger of two black holes
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LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time, produced by the merger of two black holes

The new detection occurred on January 4 this year during the ongoing second observing run of the Advanced LIGO detectors in the US.

Time Machine: Physicist develops mathematical model for viable time travel
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Time Machine: Physicist develops mathematical model for viable time travel

A US scientist has developed a mathematical model for a viable time machine — an advance that could bring stuff of popular science-fiction closer to reality.

Setting up a Ligo facility in India presents monumental engineering challenges for the country
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Setting up a Ligo facility in India presents monumental engineering challenges for the country

It’s been a year now since scientists at Caltech and MIT’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo) detected the first “chirp” of the aftermath of the collision of two black-holes

India's LIGO gravitational wave detector will be commissioned by 2024: Report
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India's LIGO gravitational wave detector will be commissioned by 2024: Report

The LIGO India project is likely to be commissioned in 2024 and its activities would require Indian universities churning out young researchers trained in the science to take up the mantle of exploration of the universe

The detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO was the biggest physics success story in 2016
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The detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO was the biggest physics success story in 2016

Science fiction and reality collided when LIGO opened up our sixth sense to understand the universe and set the ball rolling for a new era of observational astrophysics.

LIGO resumes hunt for gravitational waves after receiving upgrades
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LIGO resumes hunt for gravitational waves after receiving upgrades

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has resumed scientific operations after a series of engineering test runs.

Hingoli in Maharashtra to get the third LIGO observatory, the first outside the US
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Hingoli in Maharashtra to get the third LIGO observatory, the first outside the US

Maharashtra's Hingoli district has been chosen for carrying out experiments on the ambitious LIGO project that proved existence of gravitational waves.

Space-based gravitational wave detectors may reveal how black holes are born
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Space-based gravitational wave detectors may reveal how black holes are born

Two detections of gravitational waves caused by collisions between supermassive black holes should be possible each year using space-based instruments

New technology to double LIGO's ability to detect gravitational waves
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New technology to double LIGO's ability to detect gravitational waves

Studying gravitational waves can reveal important information about cataclysmic astrophysical events involving black holes and neutron stars.

India to setup laboratory for studying gravitational waves: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'
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India to setup laboratory for studying gravitational waves: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'

The facility for studying gravitational waves, which will be called LIGO, will be the third of its kind in the world as well the first outside the US.

Gravitational waves discovery: Praise Einstein, but don't forget these Indian guys
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Gravitational waves discovery: Praise Einstein, but don't forget these Indian guys

Indian scientists had major role to play in the scientific discovery of gravitational waves.