Thursday, February 11, 2016
Congratulations to LIGO!
The LIGO collaboration announced today the detection of the first gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes. I originally started grad school wanting to work on gravitational research before joining the IceCube collaboration to do research on neutrinos and particle astrophysics, so I am especially excited to see the progress being made in gravitational astrophysics. The work being done by LIGO will provide a new way of exploring the universe through the observation of gravitational waves. Their announcement today is just the beginning of the work to come!