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GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM THE DEPTH OF TIME AND SPACE

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES FROM THE DEPTH OF TIME AND SPACE

Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne has approved of the gravitational waves and the sound effects of the film in which he recently participated, Interstellar.


If you have seen Interstellar, a science fiction film, you will be happy to know that the composer of its soundtrack, Hans Zimmer, just received the firstHawking Disclosure Medal Scientific in its artistic modality. –THE LIGOGravitational Wave Laser Interferometry Observatory, in the United States, Hawking Metal of Scientific Dissemination in artistic form. The LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) of the United States has confirmed the detection of gravitational waves produced by the collision of two black holes 1.4 billion years ago. The mastermind behind the breakthrough, great theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, is also responsible for the amazing, rigorous, and creative science that underlies Christopher Nolan's film.

Kip Thorne, one of the greatest theorists of black holes along with Stephen Hawking, was not a mere consultant for the creators of the movie Interstellar, but rather he was deeply involved from the first minute, forcing Christopher Nolan to improve his script to make it compatible with the most rigorous science of today. He calculated for Nolan the correct spaces and times to base the movie's story on and he worked in close collaboration with the head of special effects so that the black holes that star in the film were exactly as they would be, or as they will be in a plausible future. His contributions were so important that Christopher Nolan has recognized him as one of the film's executive producers. Without a doubt, this is an unprecedented case in the history of science fiction cinema. His friend Stephen Hawking made an unprecedented move of his own by giving his award to the film's soundtrack.

Will there be a Nobel prize for gravitational waves? If there is, Kip Thorne has all the ballots. He has been the theorist and great promoter of LIGO, and the success this groundbreaking project has achieved is already the most current history of science. The gravitational waves recently detected and now confirmed by that monument to scientific ingenuity, confirm Einstein's general relativity at some energies with a level of precision never achieved before. General relativity is the idea that modern cosmology has created, our best window to the complexities of the universe. It is also the most beautiful theory in the history of science.

Interstellar has been rewarded for being pure, strict, rigorous and truthful in its science, with all of the gravitational wave equations and real cosmic processes incorporated into its special effects software. A luxury of a film that might well be classified as a rigorous cosmic documentary rather than a science fiction movie.