Gravitational wave discovery – In the News

Cataclysmic events, such as this artist's rendition of a binary-star merger, are believed to create gravitational waves that cause ripples in space-time.The discovery of tiny ripples in the fabric of space and time is causing big waves in national and global media.

This morning scientists from the LIGO announced that they had detected gravitational waves, confirming predictions based on Einstein’s theory of relativity proposed 100 years ago.

Read more about the discovery and expert reaction from New Zealand scientists here.

New Zealand coverage of the announcement includes:

RNZ: Einstein’s gravitational waves detected Gravitational waves discovery would open up new world of science
New Zealand Herald: Spotting of gravitational waves heralds triumphant new age of astronomy
TVNZ: Huge scientific breakthrough compared to ‘Galileo taking up the telescope’
New Zealand Herald: Einstein was right, but what does the big breakthrough mean?
Newshub: Scientists prove century old Einstein theory
Otago Daily Times: Scientists detect Einstein’s gravitational waves