I’m sure you are aware of the recent announcement that researchers had detected gravitational waves, some 100 years after Einstein predicted their existence. But how clear are you on the details of what they are and how they were measured?

In the video below, Columbia University physicist Brian Greene puts things into easily understood and entertaining terms for Stephen Colbert. There’s a great joy in having a public figure like Colbert who is clearly so enthused and interested in scientific discovery, and we can only hope he continues his work in providing a public platform for communicators of science.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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