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Merging Black Holes & the Nature of Time

  1. Nov 17, 2009 #1
    Five Star Question Of The Day:

    What can a greater understanding about merging black holes tell us about the nature of time?
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  3. Nov 17, 2009 #2
    I think that the question may be circular, because we will probably require a greater understanding of the nature of time, in order to understand the merging of black holes better.
  4. Nov 17, 2009 #3
    LISA's detection of gravitational waves will allow us to see the merging of black holes in great detail.
  5. Nov 17, 2009 #4
    Something to look forward to :)
  6. Nov 17, 2009 #5


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    "The nature of time" is rather philosophical. But the gravity wave detection of "merging black holes" (or other binary inspirals) will tell us a lot about whether General Relativity is correct or not.
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