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VCU professor explains historic ‘Gravitational Waves’ confirmation

VCU professor explains historic ‘Gravitational Waves’ confirmation
Posted at 11:09 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 06:16:39-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Scientists at laboratories in Louisiana and Washington state announced Thursday they had identified gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes one billion years ago.

Their work confirms the final aspect of Einstein’s general theory of relativity which he formulated more than 100 years ago.

Prof. Robert Gowdy, who is Chairman of the Department of Physics at VCU, came on CBS 6 News at 7 p.m. Thursday to explain the revelation in layman’s terms.

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