I would like to thank the Tri-City Herald for its professional work on the glossy and very readable summary of the Progress 2016 in the Tri-Cities.
Everyone would benefit by finding and reading our progress as an area.
However, I would like to point out that the LIGO scientists and technicians — with their new upgraded facilities here in the Tri-Cities, who were able to verify that Einstein’s prediction that huge bodies colliding in deep space would cause very small magnetic ripples to be sent throughout our universe — were not mentioned.
This work will probably lead to a Nobel Prize in Physics, and probably be the discovery of this decade if not the century.
Never miss a local story.
This new verification will create many new scientific projects to be undertaken using these ripples — penetrating much deeper into the universe, perhaps even to the start of the universe. Hopefully some of these projects will be based here.
Eugene Astley, Richland