#Einstein

In their own words – How a team of UK Astrophysics captured an image of the Milky Ways supermassive black

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"How we captured first image of the supermassive black hole at centre of the Milky Way" Black holes are among the most profound predictions of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Originally studied as a mere mathematical consequence of the theory rather than as physically relevant objects, they soon became...

Experts Explain – The standard model of particle physics may be broken

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As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “When are you going to find something?”. Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply “Aside from the Higgs boson, which won the Nobel Prize, and a whole...

Landmark discovery of ripples in the fabric of space-time

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Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, distortions in space-time caused by the collision of two black holes. Einstein had predicted the existence of these waves, but until this research by the Ligo Collaboration they had not been directly detected. The research opens up the...