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Gravity Waves: What Can They Teach Us About the Universe?

The possibility of measuring gravity waves opens the door to a host of intriguing theories about the cosmos.

[DIGEST: GizmodoPBS, APS Physics]

There is renewed chatter among physicists about a long-awaited discovery that may come some time this year: the observation of gravity waves. The anticipation is like the lead up to the release of The Force Awakens, but for high energy physicists rather than Star Wars fans. What might happen and what will it mean? And the stakes are high. If we can detect gravity waves, we can open the door to new theories about the fundamental nature of the Universe.

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