Squeezed and Stretched- LIGO’s Discovery and What It Means for Space-Time

If you’ve been paying attention to the news this year, you may have heard about the discovery made by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). A “normal” astronomical observatory looks at light coming from distant objects- this one looks for expansions and contractions of physical space caused by gravitational waves. This phenomenon is explained in … More Squeezed and Stretched- LIGO’s Discovery and What It Means for Space-Time