EXCLUSIVE: Physicists Have Literally Woven The Fabric of Spacetime

By Maddie Stone on at

Ripples in the fabric of spacetime, you say? Gabriela González, a professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University and spokesperson for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), was wearing a very interesting garment at the National Press Center today, where gleeful physicists gathered to announce the first direct detection of gravitational waves.


Gizmodo has learned that this scarf—which features the gravitational waveform of a black hole merger that took place 1.3 billion years ago—is one-of-a-kind for the moment. But Gonzalez says that LIGO hopes to print more of them and sell them in the near future. Soon, my friends, it won’t be a toga party without constant reminders that violent cosmic collisions are shaking every atom in your body.