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Listen: The Discovery of Gravitational Waves, a New Window to the Universe

Elegant but elusive. Simulation of merging black holes showing gravitational waves. Credit: NASA/ESA/wikimedia

Elegant but elusive. Simulation of merging black holes showing gravitational waves. Credit: NASA/ESA/Wikimedia Commons

Albert Einstein first came up with the concept of gravitational waves, with the theory of relativity as the basis for their existence. A century and countless scientific discoveries later, Einstein’s theory has been confirmed and gravitational waves have been detected by LIGO. This has been labelled as one of the biggest astrophysical discoveries of the century. Find out more about gravitational waves with The Intersection.

This is the latest episode of The Intersection, a fortnightly podcast on Audiomatic. For more such podcasts visit audiomatic.in​.