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First ever detection of gravitational waves

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First ever detection of gravitational waves

At Cardiff University, the Gravitational Physics Group who in 2016 announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves as part of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) consortium will benefit from the upgraded Supercomputing Wales facilities. In the coming years, gravitational waves will allow researchers to peer into the cores of exploding stars and probe the structure of neutron stars, potentially revealing completely new and unexpected phenomena that will challenge our current understanding of the universe.



Gravitational Waves
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