Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

…which of the symmetries hold at all? The universe is a curious place and cosmologists endeavour to contain this curiosity into one theory. Or maybe two, if they’re unlucky.

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Surfing Gravity’s Waves

On 11th February 2016 the world rejoiced in the astounding news that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) had confirmed the first ever direct observation of gravitational waves, predicted a hundred years ago by Albert Einstein in his theory of general relativity. This is hailed as the breakthrough of the century, like the Holy Grail of scientific discoveries.

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