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February 23, 2016

From: Reddit AMA

You’ve mentioned that you may return to do physics and explain the universe. Now you seem to be pretty excited about the gravitational waves. So, are you still planning to do that?

Oh yes, I definitely hope to return to seeing if my ideas about physics make sense. I was excited about the gravitational wave discovery partly because I saw the beginnings of that project when I was at Caltech 35 years ago… and it’s pretty neat when something comes to fruition after all that time. I intended to write a small blog about it… having thought I could explain the basics of black holes etc. quickly. But when I actually started to write, I realized things that (after all these years of knowing them myself) I thought were “obvious” actually needed explanations… And the whole blog, that I posted yesterday, ended up being quite long:

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