Chicago scientists part of team that confirmed Einstein's theory

February 12, 2016 12:29 AM

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Hundreds of physicists and students sat still in a University of Chicago auditorium Thursday, their eyes wide and necks craned forward, anxious to hear the recorded sound of two black holes colliding 1.3 billion light-years away.

For several seconds, they heard only a muffled rumble. And then, it happened — a fleeting thump. The barely audible noise sparked a ripple of gasps across the room.

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