Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne Win the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize Committee has announced that three LIGO co-founders Rainer Weiss (LIGO MIT), Barry C. Barish (LIGO Caltech) and Kip S. Thorne (LIGO Caltech) have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves". The prize is split with one half awarded to Rainer Weiss and the other half split equally between Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne. Congratulations to the three LIGO pioneers!

Watch the recording of the announcement:

Press release of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announcing the award

Watch Caltech press conference:

Watch MIT press conference:

More at the LIGO Lab web portal and Caltech website.

Image: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab. Nobel Prize medal image credit: Wikimedia Commons

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