Institute of Astronomy

Gravitational Waves

Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction

Published on 11/02/2016 


An international team of scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.