Barry Barish: On the Shoulders of Giants
Prof Barish served as the LIGO Director from 1997-2005 and created the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. This year, he was honored at the World Science Festival's annual series, "On the Shoulders of Giants," which "invite[s] our audience to stand on the shoulders of a modern-day giant." The honor recognizes Prof. Barish's crucial contribution to the creation of LIGO and its eventual groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves.
Update Aug 25, 2016: Watch Prof. Barish's address below:
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