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Black holes of the third kind
Virgo and LIGO have just announced the detection of gravitational waves produced by the oldest and most massive source ever observed. The discovery reveals the existence of a class of black holes...
Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour, 2017 CNRS Gold Medalists
Two CNRS Gold Medals are awarded this year to physicists Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour, whose research contributed to the first direct detection of gravitational waves. On the same day, the first...
New Gravitational Wave Detections for LIGO-Virgo
Less than four months after the first-ever detection of gravitational waves, a new merger of black holes has been observed by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration.
A Gravitational Wave Detector in Space
A few months after the first detection of gravitational waves, the success of the Lisa Pathfinder mission paves the way for an ambitious space project that will make it possible to observe the...
Forthcoming revolution will unveil the secrets of matter
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Nero’s Rotating Dining Room
Fariba Adelkhah’s struggle for freedom
The poles at the centre of the world stage
Why the “Gulf Stream” is a misnomer