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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. Three scientists who made essential contributions to the LIGO collaboration have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize ...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 »

Focus: Three-Way Detection of Gravitational Waves - Physics

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. LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Leo Singer (Milky Way ...and more »

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

Determination: "Once we went down the road of making the detailed study of noise a science in itself, we realized that there are no limits to measurement," says Rana Adhikari. Shubashree Desikan. October 07, 2017 18:55 IST. Updated: October 08, 2017 00 ...and more »

Gravitational wave researchers win Nobel Prize - Astronomy Magazine

Three American physicists have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to detecting gravitational waves. By Jake Parks | Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017. Winners. Rainer Weiss (left) from MIT, Barry Barish from Caltech, and ...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 »

Kip Thorne *65: A Celebrated Finding, a Coveted Prize - Princeton Alumni Weekly

Kip Thorne *65, professor emeritus of physics at Caltech, during a news conference announcing his Nobel Prize Oct. 3. Jae C. Hong/AP Images. Alumnus receives physics Nobel Prize for 'the discovery that shook the world'. Physicist Kip Thorne *65 had a ...and more »

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

Anything that has mass and moves can give off gravitational waves, but for familiar items they are extremely tiny. baseball_topNteaser.jpg. Illustration shows a baseball flying through space away from the Earth, located in the background. Image credits ...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 »

ESO plans 15-telescope array for gravitational-wave follow-up -

In the same week that senior members of the team behind the first direct detection of gravitational waves won the Nobel Prize in Physics, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has revealed plans to build an array of up to 15 optical telescopes to ...and more »