28 Feb '16, 9pm

Physicist Brian Greene explains gravitational waves to Stephen Colbert

Renowned physicist Brian Greene visited "The Late Show" this week to discuss the recent discovery of gravitational waves. The "Elegant Universe" author and “all around smarty-pants” as Stephen Colbert refers to him, is known for his ability to break down complicated ideas into easy-to-understand concepts. Greene’s appearance on "The Late Show" was a shining example of this special ability — after all, gravitational waves are tricky to wrap your head around. Greene defines gravitational waves as “a ripple in the fabric of space.” Gravitational waves were detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) on Sept. 14. LIGO made the official announcement earlier this month. The discovery is important because it allows scientists to study the universe in a whole new way, say Greene. “Gravity can go into places in the universe that light cannot penetrate...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/space/stories/brian-gree...

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