NOBEL PRIZE: Physics

Catching cosmic chirps

Print edition : November 10, 2017

Kip S. Thorne, born in 1940 in Logan, Utah, U.S. PhD in 1965 from Princeton University, New Jersey. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Photo: CALTECH/Reuters

Barry C. Barish, born in 1936 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. PhD in 1962 from the University of California, Berkeley, California. Linde Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Photo: CALTECH/Reuters

Rainer Weiss, born in 1932 in Berlin, Germany. PhD in 1962 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Photo: REUTERS/Noah Berger

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three U.S. scientists, Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish, for their contribution to the discovery of gravitational waves.
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