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Gravitational waves 100 years after Einstein

  title={Gravitational waves 100 years after Einstein},
  author={Luc Blanchet},
  journal={arXiv: Popular Physics},
  • L. Blanchet
  • Published 25 January 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Popular Physics
The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration has detected directly on Earth the gravitational wave signals generated by the collision and the merger of two massive black holes at astronomical distance. This major discovery opens up the way to Gravitational Astronomy, which should revolutionize our comprehension of the structure of the Universe at large scales, with notably the mechanisms of formation of black holes and their role in the evolution of the Universe, the likely emergence of a multi-messenger… 

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