O n the heels of their participation in the historic research that resulted in the detection of gravitational waves, West Virginia Univers ity astrophysicists continue to plow new ground and build upon their work.
GWAC research in the news.
Margaret Mattson |
WASHINGTON D.C./MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.