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 the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. 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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