A century ago, Albert Einstein’s ‘General Theory of Relativity’ forecasted that gravity does indeed propagate by a wave.
At first, Einstein was not sure if he could believe it, or even prove it, but he tried anyway – several times.
Now, in February 2016, the announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves is being widely heralded as confirmation of a prediction Einstein made 100 years ago.
On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 a major world announcement said that gravitational waves have indeed been recorded and observed with instruments – for the first time in world history – again, confirming Einstein’s prediction.
Gravitational waves do exist, as has been announced today with great joy by the scientists of the LIGO collaboration, after more than two decades of intensive experimental work.
Collaborative work on the historiography of 20th century physics by the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech, the Hebrew…
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