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Nobel recognizes gravitational wave discovery - Symmetry magazine

Three scientists who made essential contributions to the LIGO collaboration have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. Rainer Weiss will share the prize with Kip Thorne and Barry Barish for their roles in the discovery of gravitational waves ...and more »

Focus: Three-Way Detection of Gravitational Waves - Physics

October 6, 2017 • Physics 10, 110. The first simultaneous detection of gravitational radiation by the LIGO and Virgo detectors greatly improves localization of the source and permits a novel test of general relativity. Figure caption expand figure.and more »

Gravitational wave detection wins physics Nobel -

Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne share the 2017 prize for their work at LIGO to detect ripples in space-time. Davide Castelvecchi. 03 October 2017. Article tools. PDF · Rights & Permissions. Left: Bryce Vickmark/MIT. Centre: Caltech. Right ...and more »

Why don't women win Nobel science prizes? - The Guardian

The men behind the first observations of gravitational waves deserve their prize. But you have to go back half a century to find a female physics laureate. Contact author. @hannahdev. Fri 6 Oct 2017 05.14 EDT Last modified on Fri 6 Oct 2017 08.42 EDT.and more »

What's the Deal with Gravitational Waves? An Explainer - CALIFORNIA

By Virgie Hoban. After much speculation and bated breath, two-time UC Berkeley alumnus Barry C. Barish (BA '57, PhD '62) has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Physics. Barish shares the prize with fellow Caltech physicist Kip Thorne and MIT ...and more »

UCR physicist is proud of his father for winning the Nobel Prize in Physics - Press-Enterprise

One thing UC Riverside professor Kenneth Barish learned from his parents is that hard work eventually pays off. “Most of what I learned from my father — my parents — were work ethic, having integrity, (and) that things may not happen instantly ...and more »

3 Americans win Nobel Prize in physics for work on gravitational forces -

Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The 2017 Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to three Americans for their contributions to the study of gravitational waves. Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne split the prize announced by The Royal Swedish Academy ...and more »

Nobel Prize-winning discovery on gravitational waves came about with contributions from USC scientists - USC News

The Nobel Prize-winning discovery that gravitational waves exist in the universe — which in turn further confirmed Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity — was made possible in part by a collaboration with USC computer scientists. By ...and more »

Could Hitting a Home Run Produce Gravitational Waves? - Inside Science News Service

(Inside Science) -- Albert Einstein predicted a century ago that any orbiting pair of objects would make ripples in space-time and create gravitational waves. On Tuesday, a trio of researchers at Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...and more »

Secrets, big science and dynamite: The quirky stories behind how Nobel Prizes work - ABC Online

The Nobel Prize might never had existed had a newspaper not accidentally posted Alfred Nobel's obituary before he died. During his lifetime, Nobel became famous for making a vast fortune off inventing dynamite. But when his brother Ludvig died, the ...and more »