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Cody Messick ’10 is part of a scientific discovery supporting Albert Einstein’s prediction of the existence of gravitational waves that result from the collision of massive black holes

Illustration by LIGO/Tim Pyle

Gravity wave illustration by LIGO/Tim Pyle

Clark alumnus Cody Messick spends most of his waking hours out of this world. He’s part of a team of scientists that confirmed the sound of space-time compressing, cosmic events that occurred one billion years ago when black holes collided. Three of the top scientists on the project won a Nobel Prize in physics in October 2017.

Read about Messick’s journey with black holes

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Reprinted with permission from Clark College Foundation.

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