Derby firm plays role in 'stunning discovery' in scientific history

Accrofab Limited has supplied part of the equipment that discovered gravitational waves produced by the collision of two black holes in deep space.


The ground-breaking find was announced by US scientists last week, making front page news around the globe. It confirms a prediction made by Albert Einstein 100 years ago.

Scientists, who are part of the LIGO Collaboration, observed the warping of space-time generated by the collision of two black holes more than a billion light-years from Earth.

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