As the scientific world and enthusiasts marvel at the validation of Albert Einstein’s theory of the existence of gravitational waves.
What practical impact will it have on the science of astronomy?
Gianpietro Cagnoli at the Advanced Material Laboratory in Lyon provided parts for LIGO’s interferometers that captured the gravitational waves:
“This discovery opens a new window on the Universe. We have the opportunity to study in a completely different way obscure phenomena.
We have already understood for many years that the universe can be studied by observing with different instruments: traditional telescopes, radio astronomy, cosmic rays, high-energy particles, and now we have also added gravitational waves. And so we hope it will help raise our level of knowledge of the Universe.”
The full interview will be aired next week in our science magazine.