Two-dimensional representation of gravitational waves generated by two neutron stars orbiting each other. From Wikipedia

Getting Geeky: Gravitational Waves


Gravitational waves are a logical inference from Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Explaining this without getting wrapped around the axle of very complex¬†mathematics is difficult; WC apologizes to any Real Physicists out there who are offended by gross oversimplification. Or analogies. Gravitational waves are ripples on the curvature of spacetime, somewhat like ripples on…