Archives for February, 2016

Feb
16

New undergraduate degree program – Electronics & IT major

The Department of Physics now offers a new 4 year general degree program starting with the 2016 academic year. The Electronics and IT major stream is focused on preparing the students directly for the current industries in the country. The new undergraduate program is launched under the flagship of the Higher Education for Twenty First […]

By Prabhath Wijesinghe | physics announcement
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Feb
12

Einstein was right.. again – Gravitational waves detected

After nearly hundred years from Einstein’s general theory of relativity in 1915,scientists have finally found evidence of gravitational waves. Simply put, gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime created by cataclysmic events in the cosmos (e.g. black hole collision). The twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston Louisiana and Hanford, Washington (USA) have […]

By Prabhath Wijesinghe | physics news
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