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CIERA Study Predicts Detection of More Merging Black Holes Than Previously Thought

CIERA’s Professor Fred Rasio, pictured far left, and Carl Rodriguez, Ph.D. student, are senior author and lead author, respectively, of an important new paper. Highlights include:
–New observatories poised to directly detect — for the first time — gravitational waves predicted by Einstein.
–Merging black holes can’t be seen but they can be ‘heard’ through gravitational waves.
–Detecting gravitational waves will open a new window into the universe.

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