Awesome universal chirp

  • Published 2016


n 1978, while I was an undergraduate student, Kip Thorne came to Stanford University to give a seminar on a proposed search for gravitational waves. The auditorium quickly filled with experts and inquisitive students like me. As Thorne described a quest for these ripples in space-time, the audience grew palpably skeptical. Albert Einstein had predicted the… (More)