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Astrophysical sense of the discovery of gravitational waves

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.

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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
Citation: Lipunov V M "Astrophysical sense of the discovery of gravitational waves" Phys. Usp. 59 918–928 (2016)
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Received: 2nd, March 2016, 2nd, March 2016

Оригинал: Липунов В М «Астрофизический смысл открытия гравитационных волн» УФН 186 1011–1022 (2016); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2016.03.037759

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