By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Three billion years ago in a distant galaxy, two massive black holes slammed together, merged into one and sent space–time vibrations, known as gravitational waves, shooting out into the universe.
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Brian Saam, an expert in experimental atomic physics, will become professor and chair of the Washington State University Department of Physics and Astronomy on Feb. 1.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers and adjunct faculty are among the scientists and engineers chosen to receive the coveted “Breakthrough Prize” for their role in the detection of gravitational waves 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted them.
PULLMAN, Wash. – For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of space-time 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.
PULLMAN, Wash. – The media and public are invited to join Washington State University physicists at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Webster Hall 17 for a presentation on the latest progress in the search for gravitational waves – or ripples in the fabric of space-time – using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO).