"I am really moved by the vision of what's going to be done free wood give away in the coming decades particularly, exploring the birth of the universe he said.
Like Barish, Thorne, and Weisss colleagues.
"ligo is among the grand physics experiments that rely on the struggle and perseverance of thousands of scientists, engineers, technicians, and staff, said APS President Laura Greene.
Follow Doris Elin Salazar on Twitter @salazar_elin.(ligo Scientific Collaboration and virgo Collaboration Properties of the binary black hole merger GW150914, Phys.One half of the prize goes to Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while the other half will be shared by Barry.In fact, it was such an honor to receive the award that Weiss was initially a bit skeptical when he received the call.Before you do, though, consider that this mornings announcement is the continuation of another storythe story of past Nobel Prizes in Physics.Ligo employs two of the most sensitive instruments ever built: a pair of laser interferometers with 4-kilometer long arms that can detect a change in length about one-ten-thousandth the diameter of a proton.Ligo s more human aspects, from the scene of that hotel meeting in 1975, when Thorne drank Dr Pepper and Weiss smoked a corncob pipe, to the deep joy, bordering on disbelief, with which they and their thousand or so collaborators greeted the 2015 signal.Weiss, along with Barish and Thorne, both with the California Institute of Technology, produced the first physical evidence of space-time flexing from the collision of two black holes.Much of the excitement around the search for gravitational waves stems from 1974, when Joseph Taylor and Russell Hulse, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, discovered a star system called PSR B191316.The only way that could happen, they and others argued, was if some of the systems energy was being lost to gravitational waves.
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"This is a marvelous prize that recognizes the heroic and successful detection of the undulations of spacetime predicted over a hundred years ago by Albert Einstein said David Gross, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics and Vice President of APS.
It consisted of two objects: a neutron star, tiny and dense, and a pulsar, a type of rapidly spinning neutron star that emits steady bursts of radiation, like a lighthouse.
It's a wonderful and inspiring story.APS Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize in 1996.It is difficult to say precisely when or where the story of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded this morning to three Americans, actually began.But, then again, maybe it isnt necessary to pick a beginning at all; in this universe, as Einstein taught us, when and where are relative quantities.(ligo Scientific Collaboration and virgo Collaboration Directly comparing GW150914 with numerical solutions of Einsteins equations for binary black hole coalescence, Phys.Barish and Kip.These waves slightly jiggle the interferometers, one in Hanford, Washington, and the other in Livingston, Louisiana, and ligo first observed this disturbance on September 14, 2015.
Early Tuesday, the Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for discovering the space-bending proof that time and space are linked like a fabric, and that there are massive forces, like black holes, that can stretch.
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