A Brief History of Gravitational Waves

  title={A Brief History of Gravitational Waves},
  author={Jorge Cervantes-Cota and Salvador Galindo-Uribarri and George F. Smoot},
This review describes the discovery of gravitational waves. We recount the journey of predicting and finding those waves, since its beginning in the early twentieth century, their prediction by Einstein in 1916, theoretical and experimental blunders, efforts towards their detection, and finally the subsequent successful discovery. 

A brief history of gravitational wave research

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    Yichen Tian
    Journal of Physics: Conference Series
  • 2021
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