‘Ringing’ Black Hole Validates Einstein’s General Relativity 10 Years Ahead of Schedule

Simons Foundation, September 2019

For the first time, astrophysicists have heard a black hole ringing like a bell. By reanalyzing the first black hole merger ever detected, the astrophysicists measured the gravitational wave ‘tones’ emitted following the event. The breakthrough comes 10 years earlier than expected and confirms that the properties of black holes are just as Einstein predicted in his theory of general relativity in 1915.

Press release done in coordination with Stony Brook University.