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Nobel recognizes gravitational wave discovery - Symmetry magazine

Scientists Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their roles in creating the LIGO experiment. Illustration depicting two black holes circling one another and producing gravitational waves. Artwork by Sandbox ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

From noise to music: How the LIGO team heard the famous 'chirp' - The Hindu

The main experimental challenge was to separate the larger noise contribution and reduce the effect of ground vibrations. With the 2017 Nobel Prize for physics going to the LIGO-VIRGO collaboration for having directly observed gravitational waves for ...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 »

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 »

To innovate, we need people who think differently: Dr Frederick J Raab, LIGO Laboratory - Economic Times

On Tuesday, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three pioneering leaders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) — Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish — for the detection of the gravitational waves. LIGO is ...and more »