Beautiful, Simple and Profound -
Detection of Gravitational Waves

http://edu-observatory.org/olli/GR/Week4.html




Strong field tests: Binary pulsars
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tests_of_general_relativity#Strong_field_tests:_Binary_pulsars

  The radiation of gravitational waves has been inferred from
  the Hulse-Taylor binary (and other binary pulsars). Precise
  timing of the pulses shows that the stars orbit only
  approximately according to Kepler's Laws: over time they
  gradually spiral towards each other, demonstrating an energy
  loss in close agreement with the predicted energy radiated
  by gravitational waves. For their discovery of the first
  binary pulsar and measuring its orbital decay due to
  gravitational-wave emission, Hulse and Taylor won the 1993
  Nobel Prize in Physics.


  

Hulse-Taylor Pulsar PSR B1913+16 (3 min)
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT3TkA_u0Ws




Gravitational Waves LIGO interferometer capture (1 min)
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWJJeJAUdfM

Gravitational Waves Explained Simply to the Public, LIGO video
animation documentary introduction (9 min)
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szo2HbXhNkU

  

Discovery Paper
Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole
Merger
  http://physics.aps.org/featured-article-pdf/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102
  PhysRevLett.116.061102.pdf

 

LIGO detects gravitational waves -- announcement at press 
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEPIwEJmZyE


Gravitational Waves Explained  (3 min)
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GbWfNHtHRg

Watch Physicist Brian Greene Explain Gravitational Waves To
Stephen Colbert  (8 min)
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajZojAwfEbs

Viewpoint: Relativity Gets Thorough Vetting from LIGO
  http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/52

Focus: LIGO Bags Another Black Hole Merger
  http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/68

GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a
22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence
  http://journals.aps.org/prl/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.241103

A tale of two black holes
  http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/a-tale-of-two-black-holes

Gravitational Waves: A New Era of Astronomy Begins
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj6vV3T4ok8

How blue-sky research shapes the future
  http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/how-blue-sky-research-shapes-the-future
  

 
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