Allan Adams: Can Gravitational Waves Tell Us How The Universe Began? In 2015, scientists first detected gravitational waves— ripples in space caused by massive disturbances. Allan Adams says this discovery helps answer some of our biggest questions about the universe.
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Allan Adams: Can Gravitational Waves Tell Us How The Universe Began?

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Allan Adams: Can Gravitational Waves Tell Us How The Universe Began?

Allan Adams: Can Gravitational Waves Tell Us How The Universe Began?

Allan Adams: Can Gravitational Waves Tell Us How The Universe Began?

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Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Peering Deeper Into Space.

About Allan Adams's TED Talk

In 2015, scientists first detected gravitational waves - ripples in space caused by massive disturbances. Allan Adams says this discovery helps answer some of our biggest questions about the universe.

About Allan Adams

Allan Adams is a theoretical physicist and professor at MIT. He currently runs the MIT Future Ocean Lab. Before joining the faculty of the MIT physics department, Adams received degrees in physics from Harvard, Berkeley, and Stanford. His talk on the discovery of gravitational waves was chosen as one of the top 10 TED Talks of 2016.