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2017 Nobel Prize in physics goes to the discovery of Gravitational Waves

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has selected three American scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. They were selected for their decisive contributions to the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory) detector and the observation of gravitational waves. Dr. Weiss — born in Berlin ..

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Scientists detect Gravitational waves for fourth time

Scientists have successfully detected gravitational waves for fourth time coming from merger of two massive black holes. It was for first time, these waves were simultaneously detected by US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Italy-based Virgo detectors. The first two detection were made in September and December 2015 in quick succession and for third ..

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Maharashtra Government allocates land to LIGO India Project

Maharashtra Government has allocated 40.68 hectare land to Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to build LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) India Project at Dudhala village in Hingoli district. With this, India will join elite league of countries consisting of US, UK, Italy, Germany and Japan that support on-going research on gravitational waves. Besides, it ..

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India’s first LIGO laboratory to come up in Hingoli, Maharashtra

India’s first LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) laboratory will be set up in Aundh in Hingoli district of Maharashtra. It will be third such laboratory in the world and first outside the United States. The existing two laboratories are located in Hanford, Washington and in Livingston, Louisiana. Key Facts The site at Aundh in Hingoli ..

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Scientists detect Gravitational waves for second time

Scientists for the second time have successfully detected gravitational waves created by the collision of two black holes 1.4 billion light years away. These waves were detected using the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) interferometers in the US. This second detection of gravitational waves once again confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity and successfully ..

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