- Conference date: 1982
- Location: Los Alamos, NM, USA
We describe in physical terms the phenomenon of gravitational waves. The philosophy of William Gilbert is used.1 ‘‘Since in the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort; therefore to the end that the noble substance of that great loadstone, our common mother (the earth), still quite unknown, and also the forces extraordinary and exalted of this globe may the better be understood...’’
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