The Discovery of Gravitational Waves
All you need to know about the ripples in spacetime detected by LIGO
LIGO’s Latest Black-Hole Merger Confirms Einstein, Challenges Astrophysics
New results from the gravitational wave observatory hint that black holes move in mysterious ways
The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades—even centuries
Gravitational Wave Observatory Finds More Colliding Black Holes
The second confirmation of ripples in spacetime is announced by astronomers at LIGO
Gravitational Waves Discovered from Colliding Black Holes
The LIGO experiment has confirmed Albert Einstein’s prediction of ripples in spacetime and promises to open a new era of astrophysics
Gravitational Wave Scientists Astounded--by Your Interest
Caltech’s Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever and MIT’s Rainer Weiss were the founders of the LIGO experiment that detected gravitational waves. They were just awarded the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics and two of them spoke with Scientific American 's Clara Moskowitz about LIGO and the public's reaction...
Gravitational Waves Found: Kip Thorne Explains
Scientific American 's Josh Fischman talks with renowned astrophysicist and general relativity expert Kip Thorne about the discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO Project, co-founded by Thorne...
Gravitational Waves Are the Ringing of Spacetime
The universe is a noisy place, but we didn’t always have the right ears to hear the sounds—until now.
How to Hunt for Gravitational Waves [Slide Show]
Various experiments seek different versions of this highly sought-after phenomenon
Not All Gravitational Waves Are Created Equal
The LIGO experiment hunts for gravitational waves that are different from those sought by BICEP2. Although both types are elusive, they differ in age and strength—and come from very different places...
Gravitational Waves: 6 Cosmic Questions They Can Tackle
The discovery of ripples in spacetime will vindicate Einstein—but it can also do so much more
Why You Should Be Excited about This Week's Big LIGO Announcement
It could mark the birth of a new kind of astronomy
Gravitational Wave Detectors Get Ready to Hunt for the Big Bang
As scientists prepare to catch their first gravitational waves, attention is turning to devices that will let astronomers peek into the invisible interiors of black holes and observe the forbidden, early history of time...
LIGO and Gravitational Waves: A Graphic Explanation
Infographic from Scientific American breaks down the technology behind our ongoing search for ripples in spacetime
Gravitational Wave Rumors in Overdrive
Physicists say they've heard that the LIGO observatory may have spotted the signature of merging black holes