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Nobel Prize in Physics goes to …

04 Oct

The American-born German Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip S. Thorne, AmericanondasBuracoNegro scientists at MIT’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, who detected the gravitational waves predicted in Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity (1915), one hundred years then in an experiment in September 2015.
The observation that proves the existence of gravitational waves happened on September 14, 2015, when they detected the faint vibrations emitted by two black holes that revolve around each other, 1.3 billion light years from Earth.
The phenomenon explains how gravitation occurs, although this had already been seen in a particular way, as early as 1970 astronomers Joseph Taylor and Russell Hulse showed that the stars revolved around themselves and, as a result, they lost energy, so gravitational waves now exist experimentally.
For this discovery, Taylor and Hulse were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1993.
But the most important general change is the change in our conception of space-time, since these waves change the idea that these dimensions are absolute, source of all mechanisms and even philosophical idealism, where time and space are absolute.
Today during the day will be announced the Chemistry; in the fifth, Literature (5/10); and on Friday (6/10) of Peace, the Nobel Prize in Economics will only be announced on Monday (9/10