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mergers and how gravitational waves are possible during such events.
She was invited to interact at a popular science lectures titled "Detecting Gravitational Waves; Now we can hear the Universe" by Dr.
The search for gravitational waves has been the centre of current research in Astronomy and Cosmology.
"The smoking gun will be seeing the same pattern of deviations in all of them." Taylor and colleagues at JPL and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have been studying the best way to use pulsars to detect signals from low-frequency gravitational waves. Pulsars are highly magnetized neutron stars, the rapidly rotating cores of stars left behind when a massive star explodes as a supernova.
For centuries, gravity had been very successfully modeled by Isaac Newton's laws of gravitational force, and Newton's theory doesn't allow for anything like gravitational waves. Then came Einstein, who claimed that no signals of any sort can go faster than the speed of light.
Professor Sheila Rowan and Professor James Hough put the PS25 wager on in 2004 that researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (Ligo) would "detect gravitational waves by 2010".
"Like the day Galileo first turned his telescope to the night sky, the detection of gravitational waves opens a new window on the universe.
Almost 100 years ago, the famous scientist Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves or ripples in the fabric of space-time in 1916.
Making the announcement at the National Press Club in Washington DC, laser physicist Prof David Reitze, from the University of Florida, said: "Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves. We did it."
Einstein, who envisioned the space-time as a single entity that provides the celestial objects with a fabric to stay on, extended his way of thinking to predict the creation of ripples, known as gravitational waves, in the event of these masses change their positions in a significant way.
Washington, Jumada I 2, 1437, Feb 11, 2016, SPA -- A scientific collaboration that began decades ago to detect gravitational waves - described as ripples in the fabric of space-time - has for the first time borne fruit, US researchers announced Thursday, dpa reported.
Washington, DC, United States -- US astronomers announced Monday they have captured the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time described as the "first tremors"" of the Big Bang in which the universe came into existence 14 billion years ago.