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    About a hundred years ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, but until now, they were undetectable.
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    I'll stick to Star Trek please.
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    • #3
      Ha!

      I'm really curious now where this confirmation takes us next...
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      • #4
        Although most people will naturally focus on the physics achievement - confirmation of the existence of gravitational waves predicted in 1916 by Albert Einstein on the basis of his theory of general relativity - I am particularly impressed with the instrumental part. Measuring a positional change of 10,000 times smaller than a proton is a an unbelievable achievement. Some audiophiles will be very proud - the some basic interferometry technique used in LIGO has been used to develop their speakers. B&W has been using this technique since the early 70's - Peter Fryer, their research director has been a pioneer in the field of laser interferometry applied to speakers.
        My opinions rely on listening mainly to acoustical, non amplified music. I do not care about electronic music or listening to rock at stadium levels, but I enjoy Mahler and Shostakovitch.

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        • #5
          Yes, heard that part. Amazing stuff!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by microstrip View Post
            Although most people will naturally focus on the physics achievement - confirmation of the existence of gravitational waves predicted in 1916 by Albert Einstein on the basis of his theory of general relativity - I am particularly impressed with the instrumental part. Measuring a positional change of 10,000 times smaller than a proton is a an unbelievable achievement. Some audiophiles will be very proud - the some basic interferometry technique used in LIGO has been used to develop their speakers. B&W has been using this technique since the early 70's - Peter Fryer, their research director has been a pioneer in the field of laser interferometry applied to speakers.
            Von Schweikert told me a story of how before LIGO all he could do was watch drivers with a strobe light synched and a frequency generator to observe driver diaphragm behavior. Times have changed a lot since the 70's.

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            • #7
              This piece puts it in a little better perspective for the layperson!

              http://astronomy.com/bonus/gravity
              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Magico S5 Mk.2 speakers with SPod feet
              -Goldmund Telos 280 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi V3.0 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 5, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA platforms.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post
                This piece puts it in a little better perspective for the layperson!
                http://astronomy.com/bonus/gravity

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