Nobel Prize Awarded for Gravitational Waves
October 3, 2017
The Nobel Prize for Physics in 2017 has been awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne, for the first observation of gravitational waves.
This is an honor that extends to the entire LIGO Collaboration – clearly Weiss, Barish, and Thorne did not conduct this experiment by themselves, nor did they interpret the data alone. This success depends on the hundreds of dedicated members of the LIGO Collaboration, including members of this department.
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