n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - News note : gravitational waves detected

Volume 75, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



In a news conference given at the National Science Foundation in Washington DC on 11 February it was announced that Gravitational Waves had been detected for the first time. These had been predicted by Einstein just 100 years ago as a consequence of General Relativity, in papers published by the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin but he had recognized that they would be extremely feeble and difficult to observe.

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