Press Release: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017
3 October 2017
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 with one half to
and the other half jointly to
Barry C. Barish
Kip S. Thorne
"for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"
Gravitational waves finally captured
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....
EDIT: Note the date, 3 October 2017. We're in Sweden all right.