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Universe 2016, 2(3), 22; doi:10.3390/universe2030022

A Brief History of Gravitational Waves

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Department of Physics, National Institute for Nuclear Research, Km 36.5 Carretera Mexico-Toluca, Ocoyoacac, C.P. 52750 Mexico, Mexico
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Helmut and Ana Pao Sohmen Professor at Large, Institute for Advanced Study, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, 999077 Hong Kong, China
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Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, Laboratoire APC-PCCP, Université Paris Diderot, 10 rue Alice Domon et Leonie Duquet, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
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Department of Physics and LBNL, University of California; MS Bldg 50-5505 LBNL, 1 Cyclotron Road Berkeley, 94720 CA, USA
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Academic Editors: Lorenzo Iorio and Elias C. Vagenas
Received: 21 July 2016 / Revised: 2 September 2016 / Accepted: 2 September 2016 / Published: 13 September 2016
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This review describes the discovery of gravitational waves. We recount the journey of predicting and finding those waves, since its beginning in the early twentieth century, their prediction by Einstein in 1916, theoretical and experimental blunders, efforts towards their detection, and finally the subsequent successful discovery. View Full-Text
Keywords: gravitational waves; General Relativity; LIGO; Einstein; strong-field gravity; binary black holes gravitational waves; General Relativity; LIGO; Einstein; strong-field gravity; binary black holes
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Cervantes-Cota, J.L.; Galindo-Uribarri, S.; Smoot, G.F. A Brief History of Gravitational Waves. Universe 2016, 2, 22.

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