Georgia Tech's Albert Einstein 'responds' to gravitational waves discovery

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Georgia Tech's Albert Einstein 'responds' to gravitational waves discovery

Albert Einstein got it right, and he knows it.

Astrophysicists announced Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space and time that Einstein predicted a century ago.

Shortly after the announcement was made, a photo trended on the popular social media site Imgur showing a statue of Albert Einstein with a cheeky sign saying "told you so."

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The photo has been viewed over two million times since Friday.

The statue is located on Georgia Tech's campus in Atlanta. The 12-foot, one-and-a-half ton sculpture by Robert Berks was installed on the campus last fall.

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration which observed a gravitational wave includes two Georgia Tech College of Sciences faculty members and their team of 10 postdoctoral fellows, graduate, and undergraduate students, according to the university.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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