The 2017 Nobel prize for Physics was awarded to the direct detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO collaboration. Ray Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne will share the prize. This landmark discovery confirms once again General Relativity and paves the way for precision measurements of our universe and for important tests of fundamental physics. https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2017/
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