How Were Gravitational Waves Found? Coming Movie To Tell All | Exclusive Trailer
By Steve Spaleta |
Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity predicted that large dynamic events – like two black holes colliding and combining – should produce waves rippling outward, distorting the fabric of spacetime. On September 14th 2015, two long laser interferometers – built for this exact purpose – detected just such an event. Coming soon to Space.com, the fascinating people-story behind the discovery. (Read more about the historic discovery) This will be the 3rd film in a series about LIGO by filmmaker Kai Staats, starting with "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding" and "LIGO Generations."
credit : National Science Foundation / Kai Staats / LIGO Scientific Collaboration