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Artist's conception of two merging black holes similar to those that produced a gravitational wave detected by LIGO in 2015. Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves more than 100 years ago. This was the first gravitational wave detected. Image: LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet

ICS Co-Hire discusses gravitational wave detection and collaboration

Posted on August 7, 2018

Chad Hanna, a Penn State astrophysicist, ICS co-hired faculty, and member of the international research team that studies gravitational waves, reflected on the group’s achievements, “multi-messenger astronomy,” and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in an article titled “Listening to the Universe.” The LIGO Scientific Collaboration includes more than 1,000 researchers from various institutions across 15 countries. Learn more about what Hanna had to say on these topics on Penn State News.


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