LIGO pioneers win 2017 Nobel Prize in physics

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"Early on, both Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss were firmly convinced that gravitational waves could be detected and bring about a revolution in our knowledge of the universe". The gravitational waves spotted were created 1.3 billion years ago, when two massive black holes collided, and the resulting disturbances were picked up by both LIGO facilities in the United States, located in Washington and Louisiana. While the first half will go to Rainer Weiss, the other half will be shared by Kip Thorne and Barry Barish.

All three winners have been involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project in some way.

LIGO or the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory captured universe's gravitational waves on September 14 in 2015.

The three Awardees are the members of LIGO-Virgo Collaboration which first detected the waves. More than 1,000 researchers from more than 20 countries have worked on the project since its birth, they noted.

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Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! . The waves that were detected by LIGO came from a collision between two black holes - something Einstein himself didn't believe actually existed.

In a week darkened by bad news, the announcement of a Nobel Prize award for an LSU professor is an especially welcome reminder of the wonder of human possibility. These can indicate that the space between the mirrors has been warped, thanks to the influence of gravitational waves rolling past.

On Monday, the prize committee announced that two Brandeis University scientists had won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. "In 1905 Henri Poincaréfirst proposed gravitational waves emanating from a body and propagating at the speed of light as being required by the Lorentz transformations".

Married to a film producer, he heavily consulted on the film Interstellar, and his own calculations helped the special effects team create realistic visuals of black holes. The findings of this research has set several records; beside being the first observation of gravitational waves, the complete course of events was the indication that space contains medium sized black holes and they can merge.

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