The discovery of gravitational waves, the last piece of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity to be proved, certainly amounts to the biggest discovery in physics since the discovery of the Higgs boson a few years ago. So, the Perpetual Notion Machine invited UW-Madison astrophysicist Peter Timbie on the show this week to explain gravitational waves and what this discovery means for future research. And not only that, it appears that gravitational waves have a sound all its own, which we heard on the show.
Two Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories, or LIGOs, detected the waves virtually simultaneously. Click here for their website to get more information.