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Gravitational waves found – Expert Reaction

John Kerr posted in on February 12th, 2016.

Scientists have confirmed the discovery of minuscule ripples in the fabric of space and time. This morning (NZT) researchers from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), confirmed they had detected gravitational waves. A full release from LIGO is available here. Gravitational waves are distortions or ‘ripples’ in the fabric of space-time caused by some of […]

Kiwi ‘Party Animal’ physicist awarded Einstein Medal

John Kerr posted in on December 20th, 2012.

A New Zealand scientist has been awarded a prestigious medal in recognition of his furthering the work of Albert Einstein. The Einstein Medal will be awarded to Prof Roy Kerr from the University of Canterbury  for his “Kerr Solution” which puts to rest a gravitational field equation posited by Einstein. The medal is awarded annually […]

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