Video: The rumours were true! This morning leaders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves. In honour of this momentous discovery, the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, is hosting a live webcast today at 1pm EST (5am AEDT): "Ripple Effects: A Forum on Gravitational Waves". The panel will consist of Perimeter Institute director Neil Turok; Luis Lehner, deputy faculty chair; and two faculty members, Mina Arvanitaki and Latham Boyle. Kate Lunau, a science writer at Maclean's Magazine, will be the moderator. You can watch the whole thing live below.
Image: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Credit: Wikimedia/Public domain.