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Gravitational Waves History
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Joseph Weber claims to have first detected gravitational waves.
Russel Alan Hulse and Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. discovered the first binary pulse.
BICEP2 claim to have detect gravitational waves, only to retract their results.
Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip THorne and Barry Barish.
Arthur Eddington demonstrates 2 out of 3 of Einstein's wave equations are not real.
First General Relativity Conference
Weber's claims discredited by scientific community.
Einstein published paper on General Relativity.
Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Russel and Joseph for indirect detection of gravitational waves.
LIGO made the first direct detection of gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes.
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