The new frontier of gravitational waves

M. Coleman Miller, Nicolás Yunes

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Abstract

In 2015, almost a century after Einstein published the general theory of relativity, one of its most important predictions was verified by direct detection: the production of gravitational waves in spacetime by accelerating objects. Since then, gravitational-wave astronomy has enabled tests of the nature of gravity and the properties of black holes, and in 2017 electromagnetic observations of a double neutron star merger producing gravitational waves led to a focus on multi-messenger astronomy. Here we review the history and accomplishments of gravitational-wave astronomy and look towards the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-476
Number of pages8
JournalNature
Volume568
Issue number7753
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 25 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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