The universe speaks, Clark alumnus hears
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
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
Cody Messick is Clark College’s 2017 Rising Star
Clark professor explains how gravitational waves work
Discovery of gravitational waves
Fourth gravitational wave detected
Learn more about LIGO discoveries
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