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blog:2016042211h02m25s_mercury_s_transit_may_9th_2016 [2016/05/03 08:36]
Alan Fitzsimmons
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-==== Michael West Lecture: Einstein’s Gravity From The Transit Of Mercury To The Detection Of Gravitational Waves=== 
-===May 9th 2016, 8pm ==== 
-One hundred years ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. Scientists recently announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves from a pair of black holes that collided about a billion years ago in a far-away galaxy. These travelled across the Universe at the speed of light causing tiny changes in the curvature of spacetime that were measured using the LIGO detectors on 14 September 2015. This observation marks the end of a century-long quest to understand and measure Einstein'​s gravitational waves. It also marks the birth of gravitational-wave astronomy: a whole new way to observe the Universe. ​ 
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