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The gravitational voice

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h34

h34

In place of the usual editorial, we would like to start this 34th issue of h with the following words from Rainer Weiss about the Nobel Prize award. “The Nobel prize is intimidating. To think that you belong in the same category as Fermi, Bohr or Einstein is clearly...

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h33

h33

Writing this editorial I feel as though we are in an eventful time: we are (or we hope to be) close to the beginning of a data-taking period with three working detectors; we published, a few days ago, a new clear signal of gravitational waves, detected by the American...

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h32

h32

h 32 is the last 2016 issue of our newsletter and gives the opportunity to the h editorial team to wish all the best for our readers in the coming year 2017. To be more specific, we wish for a very happy year to you and your families, and we also wish that a handful...

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h31

h31

After the special h “discovery issue” announcing and celebrating the first detected gravitational wave event, we go on with a “normal” issue, announcing a not-less outstanding achievement: the detection of two other events confirming clearly the detection of...

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h30 – Historical dectection!

h30 – Historical dectection!

With this special 30th issue of “h – the gravitational voice”, we intend to celebrate the discovery of gravitational waves. We have asked many friends of our world to tell us about their feelings at the achievement of this fantastic goal by the LIGO interferometers...

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h29

h29

A large part of this issue is devoted to various very successful outreach events that have taken place in the last months: local events, Italian events, European events and, surprisingly, events in London, but in the 19th century, in which Michael Faraday was one of...

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h28

h28

This edition of h28 published on June 2015 marks the 10thyear of life of our newsletter which was first published as h1 in July 2006. The composition of our editorial team has changed over the years depending of the availability of its members but the chief editor (a...

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h27

h27

One day at the beginning of last spring, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics called an international press conference to announce the discovery, by the BICEP2 South Pole telescope, of gravitational waves generated immediately after the Big Bang, as...

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h26

h26

This editorial consists of three short parts, dealing with two pleasant subjects and an unpleasant one. The first and most important pleasant subject is the feeling of pride at successfully locking, in due time, the Input Mode Cleaner cavity. This is an important...

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