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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x206 Gabriela González: How LIGO discovered gravitational waves — and what might be next
TV-PG

  • 2017-10-03T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

More than 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves -- ripples in space-time caused by violent cosmic collisions -- LIGO scientists confirmed their existence using large, extremely precise detectors in Louisiana and Washington. Astrophysicist Gabriela González of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration tells us how this incredible, Nobel-winning discovery happened -- and what it might mean for our understanding of the universe. (In Spanish with English subtitles.)

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