A boxing day present from the universe

A boxing day present from the universe

Issued: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:44:00 BST

Members of the Institute for Gravitational Research and the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research group have been involved in the second detection of gravitational waves from signal picked up on boxing day (26th December) 2015, as part of their membership of the LIGO-VIRGO collaboration.  As with the first detection, the signal came from the merger of two black holes.  A more detailed article, but written for a general audience, about the discovery is on The Conversation.  The full publication about the work is in Physical Review Letters.  There is also a page about this on LIGO's own website.


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