Astrophysical sense of the discovery of gravitational waves
V.M. Lipunov Lomonosov Moscow State University, Shternberg State Astronomical Institute, Universitetskii prosp. 13, Moscow, 119889, Russian Federation
The discovery of gravitational waves by the international collaboration LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory)/Virgo on the one hand is a triumphant confirmation of the general theory of relativity, and on the other it confirms the general fundamental ideas on the nuclear evolution of the Universe baryon matter in binary stars. LIGO/Virgo may turn out to be the first experiment in the history of physics to detect two physical entities, gravitational waves and black holes.
Keywords: gravitational waves, black holes, GW150914, Scenario Machine, robotic observatories, telescope robot MASTER PACS:04.30.−w, 95.85.Sz, 97.80.−d (all) DOI:10.3367/UFNe.2016.03.037759 URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2016/9/i/ Citation: Lipunov V M "Astrophysical sense of the discovery of gravitational waves" Phys. Usp.59 918–928 (2016)
T1 Astrophysical sense of the discovery of gravitational waves
FD 10 Sep, 2016
JO Phys. Usp.
Received: 2nd, March 2016, accepted: 2nd, March 2016