Colliding black holes to exploding spacecraft, 2016 was an incredible year for astrophysics.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Einstein's theories of relativity underpin our understanding of the universe, yet they're not taught in high school. How can we change that?
The OzGRav Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery will enable Australian researchers to be at the forefront of gravitational wave astronomy.
The universe is expanding faster than expected, but we don't know what's driving it. Here are a few of the possible explanations, from dark energy to a modification of general relativity.
Something mysterious is pulling our Milky Way through space at a much faster rate than expected. So what could it be?
There's a good reason you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves, even if you don't understand the science.
The discovery of gravitational waves involved a team of more than 1,000 scientists from across the globe, including Australia. So how does such an international collaboration work?
It's taken centuries for our understanding of gravity to evolve to where it is today, culminating in the discovery of gravitational waves, as predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago.
Here's a LIGO insider's description of how he got the news of a phenomenon that had first been theorized 100 years ago.
If you understand how a trampoline works, you'll be able to understand what gravitational waves are.
A glimpse inside a truly extraordinary experiment.
2015 was a year where we expanded our view of the universe, embraced new technologies and got a hint of the profound changes to come.
Four decades later, I find myself surveying 13 billion years of cosmic history and mapping events that really did happen a long time ago in galaxies far, far away.
After the triumph of general relativity, Albert Einstein spent the rest of his life chasing a unified theory, which eluded him right up until the end.
Many people think relativity puts a hard speed limit on the universe, but it actually opens up the possibility of faster-than-light travel - if we can overcome some significant practical hurdles.
Einstein's theory of general relativity is a triumph of reason and imagination, of art and science, with a profound beauty of its own.
Physicists are working hard to unite Einstein's theory of relativity with quantum mechanics. It's no easy task.
Space, time and space-time: it's all relative.
General relativity challenges our intuitive conception of how space and time work, which might explain why it's such a popular target for crank theorists.