Video: After a month of rampant speculation that physicists have finally discovered gravitational waves, today we learned the truth. Lead scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) assembled at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to make a big announcement.
It’s hard to overstate just how significant the discovery of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein — is. It’s easily the biggest science story of the year. Nobel Prizes will be awarded. Cool and collected scientists will go apeshit on Twitter in a way you didn’t realise was possible.
Gizmodo was at the press conference, and we’ll have all the details for you, but if you want to you can watch the recorded livestream right here. It begins at around the 27 minute mark.