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Friday 19 February 2016, Rossa Minogue

Podcast of Ideas: gravitational waves

Physics teacher and communicator Gareth Sturdy discusses a major scientific discovery.

Earlier this month, scientists confirmed the detection of gravitational waves, confirming an important conclusion from Albert Einstein’s work. But what are gravitational waves and what does their detection mean for our understanding of the universe?

In this podcast, Gareth Sturdy from The Physics Factory talks to Rob Lyons about space-time, the Big Bang and the on-going debates in physics between quantum mechanics and relativity theory.

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