German/UK team to detect the ripples created in the fabric of space-time when black holes fall onto each other

Geo 600 wide view (MPI)
GEO 600 is built on farmland in Lower Saxony

Success would confirm fundamental physical theories and open a new window on the Universe, enabling scientists to probe the moment of creation itself.

Laser interferometers are looking for disturbances in their experimental set-ups that are equivalent to mere fractions of the diameter of a proton, one of the particles that make up the nucleus of an atom.

Getting GEO 600 to approach this level of sensitivity has been an immense challenge.

A detection would be a final test of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

It would also usher in a new type of astronomy – one that is not dependent on the observation of light. This is necessary because most of the cosmos is "dark"; the majority of its matter cannot be seen with traditional telescopes.

The new approach would also give scientists the opportunity to probe the Universe’s earliest moments, by observing the remnant gravitational waves from the Big Bang that should still pervade all space.


Comment: Besides the litmus test for Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, this project may provide an answer to my quest to understand the origins of ‘Aum’. I am particularly extremely stirred by this, as my main aim has been to understand ‘all space’ which in Sanskrit is known as ‘vyas’ and more importantly that which in (thousands of years old) Hindu Scriptures has been know as ‘Bhrahmaand’ or ‘Aum’ or the moment of creation of all material. How did the mankind such a long time ago happen to have that knowledge?


Any event has an endless past and an endless future, it is never-ending and nowhere-ending. This tantalizing endlessness (aka anant in Sanskrit) which marks it as unreal invites the soul to press on to the Absolute.

Dr. Sarvapali Radhakrishnan


The only real valuable thing is intuition. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


We owe a lot to Indians, who taught us to count, without which no worthwhile discovery could have been made. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Whenever I have read any part of the Vedas, I have felt that some unearthly and unknown light illuminated me. In the greatest teachings of the Vedas, there is no touch of sectarianism. It is of all ages, climes and nationalities and the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, philosopher and writer


On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, who walked on the Moon in 1971


According to me, the influence of Sanskrit literature on our time will not be lesser than what was, in the 16th century, Greece’s influence on Renaissance. One day, India’s wisdom will flow again on Europe and will totally transform our knowledge and thought. Arthur Schopenhauer The World as a Will and Representation (1788-1860).


Of all the scriptures in the world, it is the Vedas alone that declare that even the study of the Vedas is secondary. The real study is that by which we realize the Unchangeable. And that is neither reading, nor believing, nor reasoning, but superconscious perception, or samadhi. Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)


What does God Do? He writes Poetry. What has He written? A single verse, the universe. Swami Veda Bharati


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