Archives for February 16, 2016

Can LIGO test Quantum Gravity? (Synopsis)

“There was a long history of speculation that in quantum gravity, unlike Einstein’s classical theory, it might be possible for the topology of spacetime to change.” -Edward Witten General relativity makes very specific prediction for what the curvature of space should be at the event horizon of a black hole, and for the consequences to…

“The world communicates subtly. Most people don’t hear or see the signs because they’re so wrapped up in their day-to-day lives.” -Doug Cooper If you wanted to see if a planet was inhabited in Star Trek, all you had to do was scan for signs of life. With current technology, that’s really hard to do!…