On September 14, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detected a gravitational wave for the first time. Just a few months before this groundbreaking discovery, physicist and former LIGO Scientific Collaboration spokesperson Gabriela González describes how the search for gravitational waves has been conducted and what mysteries scientists hope to solve about our universe. This lecture was recorded on May 31, 2015 at the World Science Festival in New York City.
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