Albert Einstein is one of my heroes, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Not one to stay behind in such celebrations, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his joy at the discovery.
Zee Media Bureau/Udita Madan
New Delhi: One of the biggest breakthrough's in modern science was made yesterday, regarding how the German theoretical physicist Albert Einstein's 'gravitational waves' prediction has come true.
Scientists have confirmed Einstein's 100-year-old theory of General Relativity, which means that they have directly detected gravitational waves for the first time, caused by a cosmic clash of black holes so violent, that its shock waves rippled the ethereal fabric of space and time across a billion light years of distance.
Timelines on social media platforms were full of celebratory posts cheering the discovery, including those from science enthusiasts. Not one to stay behind in such celebrations, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his joy at the discovery.
In a post on his personal account on Facebook, he wrote, “Albert Einstein is one of my heroes, so I’ve been following this announcement closely... By analyzing the information contained in gravitational waves, we can now open up an entirely new view of the cosmos -- potentially shedding light on the very earliest moments of the universe, as well as the creation and growth of black holes.”
He ended his post by congratulating the scientists who helped make the discovery possible, saying that they've made Albert Einstein proud. He said, “Today’s breakthrough depended on the talent of brilliant scientists and engineers from many nations, but also advances in computing that only recently became possible. Congratulations to everyone who helped make this happen. You've made Einstein proud.”
Check out his post below!