“Shaking the Fabric of Spacetime” –Recreating Quark Matter of the Big Bang

  In 2017, an international group of astronomers and physicists excitedly reported the first simultaneous detection of light and gravitational waves from the same source–a merger of two neutron stars. In the world of astrophysics, Aug. 17, 2017, was a red-letter day. “This is a game-changer for astrophysics,” said UC Santa Barbara faculty member Andy … Continue reading “Shaking the Fabric of Spacetime” –Recreating Quark Matter of the Big Bang