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05.09.2018

The world's most reflective mirrors, which reflect 99.9999% of incident light, were developed by a French laboratory. Discover the manufacturing secrets of these essential components of...

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12.14.2017
On December 14, 2017, Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour received the CNRS Gold Medal, France's highest scientific distinction, during a ceremony at the Collège de France in Paris. Together, the...
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10.16.2017
A series of observations on an unprecedented scale combining detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic signals at all wavelengths sheds light on unsolved mysteries of astrophysics.
02.11.2016

In order to discover gravitational waves, detectors must be able to distinguish movements as small as one billionth the size of an atom. This major feat of sensitivity has been accomplished and...

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02.11.2016
The general theory of relativity predicted the existence of gravitational waves, distortions in the fabric of space-time that propagate through the Universe. What exactly are they and how were they...
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02.11.2016
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 has just been awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for their contribution to the first direct gravitational wave detection as part of the LIGO-...