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If you like playing with numbers, then this one's for you!

A quick introduction to one of the greatest discoveries of the century.

Find out about the heroic effort that led to the detection of gravitational waves and the excitement of their discovery.

Since the detection of gravitational waves we know for sure that black holes do exist. To understand what really goes on inside them we need a new theory.

How does LIGO detect gravitational waves? Here is a quick introduction.

Find out what gravitational waves will tell us about the Universe: from understanding its birth to figuring out whether black holes have hairs.

A quick introduction to the monsters that lurk at the centre of each galaxy.

Leslie Lamport explains how an understanding of special relativity helped him realise how to order events in computer science, and enabled the development of distributed computing.