LIGO Discovery Sheds Light on Origin of Gold
Scientists part of the LIGO group detected a massive collision of two neutron stars millions of light years ago, they were now able to understand where heavy metals such as gold and platinum originated. For Peter Saulson, the Martin A. Pomerantz ’37 Professor of Physics , this was a long time coming.
“The signals that were picked up were of a kind that we’d been hoping to find since the very early days of the project,” he said. “When we see it, we will know that we’ve seen it.”