Video - Gravitational waves

Gravitational waves

CNRS | 2010 | 3'25" | French version

Gravitational waves are the disturbance in the curvature of spacetime that are generated by accelerated masses and propagate as waves outward from their source at the speed of light. They were first proposed by Henri Poincaré in 1905 and subsequently predicted in 1916 by Albert Einstein on the basis of his general theory of relativity.

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