The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Postby Ann » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:21 pm

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

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"

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....


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EDIT: Note the date, 3 October 2017. We're in Sweden all right. :wink:
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Re: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Postby neufer » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:47 pm

Rainer Weiss (born September 29, 1932)
Barry Clark Barish (born January 27, 1936)
Kip Stephen Thorne (born June 1, 1940)
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Combined age = 243

A record high total age for Nobel Prize in Physics :?:
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Re: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Postby neufer » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:56 pm

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