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The science behind gravitational lensing

A new project from Zooniverse looks to track gravitational lenses in images. Here's the science behind how they happen.

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Gravitational Potential Energy

Gravitational potential energy is energy an object possesses because of its position in a gravitational field.

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Your questions about the gravitational waves controversy, answered

Read up more about gravitational waves; what they are, what it means if they were discovered and how they were detected.

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Gravitational waves

Short article about gravitational waves and how they might be detected, including by the LISA mission.

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Elementary Einstein: Gravitational waves

The basics of gravitational waves explained in simple terms.

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Gravitational Waves

A great explainer about gravitational waves, how they are formed and how we are trying to detect them.

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Gravitational Waves - Einstein's elusive children

Short article on the hunt for gravitational waves - distortions or the warping of the very fabric of space-time, which Einstein described as different aspects of reality itself.

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Gravitational waves

More about gravitational waves, how they are produced and how they will hopefully be detected.

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What's the Cosmic Microwave Background?

A brief article on how polarisation affects the CMB which led to the discovery of gravitational waves.

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What is gravity made of?

A video examining the result announcing the discovery of gravitational waves from the BICEP2 telescope.

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