Nobel Physics Prize Goes to Gravitational Wave Scientists

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"This year's prize is about a discovery that shook the world." That's how an official with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences described the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, which was awarded to the three founders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) for the detection of gravitational waves. Georgia Tech has a front-row seat for that achievement, thanks to its membership in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, a global team of scientists that helps to confirm gravitational-wave data. Laura Cadonati, professor in the School of Physics and LIGO deputy spokesperson, is quoted in this article, as she is in a separate story for the Verge. Another LIGO member and School of Physics researcher, Karan Jani, reacts to the Nobel Prize in this Forbes article. 

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College of Sciences, School of Physics

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Physics and Physical Sciences
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College of Sciences, School of Physics, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Laura Cadonati, KAran Jani, Nobel Prize in Physics, Gravitational waves
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  • Created On: Oct 4, 2017 - 2:19pm
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