2017 Nobel Prize

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On 14 September 2015, the universe’s gravitational waves were observed for the very first time. The waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago, came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the USA.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 with one half to

Rainer Weiss, LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration

and the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish , LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and Kip S. Thorne , LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration

“for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”

Read more: http://secure.marketwatch.com/story/the-nobel-prize-in-physics-2017—gravitational-waves-finally-captured-2017-10-03

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