Historic First Observation of Gravitational Waves

On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC, for the first time in history, the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory both observed a transient gravitational-wave signal. Based on previous simulations of possible observations, the Ligo Collaboration Team was able … Continue reading

Could There Be a Crisis in Physics?

Great Podcast on Science Friday If you don’t know Science Friday podcasts, this is a good place to start. Physicist Lawrence Krauss and Nobel Laureates Frank Wilczek and Brian Schmidt discuss cosmic challenges. Episode Download Link (24 MB): http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/sciencefriday/scifri201401312.mp3 Show … Continue reading