The Nobel prize in physics will be awarded for gravitational waves
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the Nobel prize for physics in 2017.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the Nobel prize for physics in 2017. The prize will be awarded to Rainer Weiss (half prize), Kip Thorne and Barry Berisha with the wording “for decisive contribution to the LIGO detector and for the observation of gravitational waves”. The official presentation of awards and medals will take place in December, after reading the traditional lectures.
The 2017 #NobelPrize in Physics is awarded “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” pic.twitter.com/qjO5MmxmlZ
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 3, 2017
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Weiss, Thorne and Barish were considered the most likely candidates for the Nobel prize in physics in 2016, when the LIGO and VIRGO collaborations announced the discovery of gravitational waves.
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Rainer Weiss played a key role in detector design, a huge interferometer with extremely low noise level. Relevant work physicist began to publish back in the 1970-ies, creating small prototypes of systems based on the Massachusetts Institute of technology. A few years later the prototype interferometers were created and at Caltech under the guidance of Kip Thorne. Later on, physicists combined their efforts.
Barry Barish turned a small collaboration between MIT over Caltech in a huge international project — LIGO. Scientist has led the development of the project and the detectors since the mid 1990-ies.