Tag Archives: Einstein

Einstein@Home user of the day!

I got this email today: “Congratulations! You’ve been chosen as the Einstein@Home user of the day! Your profile will be featured on the Einstein@Home website for the next 24 hours.” In 2005 I signed up to the Einstein@Home program that … Continue reading

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Gravitational Waves – No. 2

Back in February a major milestone in experimental physics was achieved: the direct discovery of gravitational waves. The LIGO team reported that these waves emanated from two ‘black holes’ merging together. Indeed it inspired me to write a post on the … Continue reading

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Gravitational Waves

Last Thursday, or early Friday morning in Australia, the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration announced “the first direct detection of gravitational waves and the first observation of a binary black hole merger” (which produced the waves). They have released … Continue reading

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