Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gravitational Waves - Music to My Ears



As you all know, my area of scientific interest is gravitational wave astrophysics. So naturally, I like to find ways to bring this complex subject to the masses. What better way than to put the theory to music! The above video is just that.

In the Summer of 2009, 23 students from different universities around the world descended on Caltech to conduct research contributing to the LIGO Project. Some of the group came together in the interest of spreading the science of LIGO. A lot of work went into the production of this video as the group hoped to educate and entertain with LIGO science.

There is one small inaccuracy in the video's lyrics - Michelson and Morley never experimented with lasers. In the late 19th century, lasers weren't invented yet (the first working laser was constructed in 1960).

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