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Gravitational Waves—Why Is This A Big Deal?

Gravitational Waves—Why Is This A Big Deal?

The experiment behind this year’s winner for the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Gravitational Waves -- Why Is This A Big Deal?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 13:30

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Our staff writer Yuen Yiu travels to Livingston, Louisiana to learn about the science behind this year’s winner for the Nobel Prize in Physics, and what lies ahead for the brand new field of gravitational wave astronomy.

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Yuen Yiu covers the Physics beat for Inside Science. He's a Ph.D. physicist and fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. Follow Yuen on Twitter: @fromyiutoyou.