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Gravitational waves and black hole coalescence

Press Release of 11 February 2016

The Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) salutes the first observation of gravitational waves
emitted by a black hole binary system by the two US LIGO interferometers from the LIGO/Virgo international network. The Institute is very much looking forward to the extraordinary progress that gravitational wave astronomy, following these observations, will make. It hopes to contribute to analysing the data it provides on the cosmos, black hole physics and more generally, on the new Universe invented by Einstein a century ago.

More information on IHES dedicated website:

Watch Thibault Damour 2016 Cours de l’IHES “Gravitational Waves and Binary Systems”:

And the colloquium, aimed at a wide audience, organised by the association Les Amis de l’IHES: