Modi lauds historic detection of gravitational waves

  • ANI
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2016 23:25 IST
The PM congratulated Indian scientists for their role in th detection of gravitational waves. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his happiness over historic detection of gravitational waves and lauded the role of Indian scientists in the project.

“Historic detection of gravitational waves opens up new frontier for understanding of universe. Immensely proud that Indian scientists played an important role in this challenging quest,” Prime Minister Modi said in a series of tweets.

“Hope to move forward to make even bigger contribution with an advanced gravitational wave detector in the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, in an unprecedented revolution which could be the key to new understanding of the universe, a team of physicists announced on Thursday that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light-years away, possibly the biggest breakthrough in physics in a century which can fulfil the last prophecy of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, the New York Times reported.

The ripples in the fabric of space-time which Einstein predicted nearly a century ago, has been proved right by that faint rising tone that physicists claim as the first direct evidence of gravitational waves.

It is a ringing confirmation of the nature of black holes, the bottomless gravitational pits from which not even light can escape, which were the most foreboding part of Einstein’s theory.

On a broader aspect, the news signifies that scientists have finally tapped into the deepest register of physical reality, where the weirdest and wildest implications of Einstein’s universe become manifest.

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