• Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne

Barish and Thorne Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

Barry C. Barish, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus, and Kip S. Thorne (BS '62), the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus, have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."

Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space and time that were predicted by Einstein 100 years earlier, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the detection of gravitational waves on February 11, 2016.

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