Gravitational Waves Discovery Affirming Einstein’s Theory?

Gravitational Waves Discovery Affirming Einstein’s Theory?
Numerical simulation of two merging black holes performed by the Albert Einstein Institute in Germany: what this rendition shows through colors is the degree of perturbation of the spacetime fabric, the so-called gravitational waves. NASA Blueshift / Flickr CC BY 2.0

The National Science Foundation, which has funded the research, stated that scientists will hold a press conference on Thursday to talk about the latest in their chase for gravitational waves, as envisioned by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity.


Phys.Org reports that the institutions that will participate in the press conference are scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, and the California Institute of Technology, also known as the Caltech.

As stated by the Sydney Morning Herald, “Einstein’s theory turn upside down Isaac Newton’s comprehension of gravity by showing that matter and time were inextricably linked. Rather than gravity being an immediate attraction between objects across infinite space, Einstein exhibited that space-time was the four-dimensional structure of the universe by which matter, energy and gravity were all mediated through space-time, with interactions limited to no faster than the speed of light.”

The conclusion drawn from this theory of the gravitational waves is certain to happen. Gravitational waves are tiny ripples in the fabric of space-time; it would take a large and heavy event in the fabric of space-time for individuals to be able to detect them.

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An astronomer at the Cote d’Azur Observatory in France, Catherine Man, said in a statement, “Now people are no longer perceiving the universe with telescopes using ultraviolet light or visible light, however, we are listening to the noises made by the effects of the gravitation of celestial bodies on the fabric of space-time, which could come from stars or black holes.”

LIGO stated that as this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves, the group will talk about their ongoing efforts to observe such.


  • Rajendra Prajapati

    Confirming existence of waves will tell us we are misguided by so called Einstein fans and it will be biggest setback for human kind. In my view, GR is only a geometrical representation of how gravity works but not why it works. There is no any physics in it. If you see GR, proofs are based on light properties only. It reviles light properties and not property of gravity. Since 1915 we have not found graviton and its related information in real physics and there is no useful technology we developed for humankind. His theory cannot be right until dark matter/Energy/g waves/black holes etc. found in real world along with its function/application in universe. We all need to be in real world where 3D space and there is no physical properties in time/mass/length (which is used by Einstein in GR) which influence physical things, they are only units. To find the greatest mystery of science think beyond that in real physics. If existence announced then LIGO scientists will be responsible for misguiding our next generations and not Einstein.