LIGO Team Wins the 2016 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award

LIGO team is honored for its groundbreaking discovery.

The theme of the 2016 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award, incidentally, was gravity. So LIGO's discovery of gravitational waves fit in perfectly. In recognition of LIGO's achievement, the Smithsonian has announced that the LIGO team has been awarded the 2016 American Ingenuity Award. The award acknowledges the scientific and technological feat that was LIGO's discovery, and its profound implications for modern science. As the article notes, "Thanks to LIGO, we can now begin to hear the fascinating compositions ringing between the stars, the still-unknown music of what else is out there." Read the full article.

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