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Discovery of Gravitational Waves wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

Barish, Thorne and Weiss
Oct 3 2017

3 Oct 2017 -- The Stanford LIGO team congratulates Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne on winning the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics; and to all those in the LIGO Scientific Collboration on this award marking the discovery of Graivtational Waves. Weiss and Thorne are two of the founders of the LIGO project. Barish was the Principal Investigator of LIGO from 1994 to 2005, during the period of its construction and initial operation.

For more details, see the Nobel Prize press release

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