STOCKHOLM: US astrophysicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the Nobel Physics Prize on Thursday for their discovery of gravitational waves, the Nobel jury said. Predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity but only first detected in 2015, gravitational waves are 'ripples' in the fabric of space-time caused by violent processes in the Universe, such as colliding black holes or the collapse of stellar cores. "Their discovery shook the world," said Goran K Hansson,…
WASHINGTON: A team of international scientists said Wednesday that they had detected gravitational waves -- ripples in space and time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago -- for the second time.
LAHORE: An advertisement in a local Urdu newspaper by a man identifying himself as ‘engineer’ disputed Einstein’s theory on gravitational waves and termed it ‘totally wrong’.
KARACHI: The story of the discovery of gravitational waves, which is being termed the world’s most influential scientific discovery of recent times, had involvement of another Pakistani researcher apart of professor Nergis Mavalvala.
WASHINGTON: In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that Albert Einstein predicted a century ago.