Cover of The Search for Gravity Waves




The Search for Gravity Waves

Published Oct 1980

One of the great scientific advances of the present century was the detection of gravitational waves in 2015, a century after Einstein predicted them. This early book explains the basics of gravitational waves for readers with no advanced knowledge of astronomy or mathematics. The long road to discovery has spanned many decades. When I wrote this book, I never expected gravitational waves to be detected in my lifetime, but I was wrong.