Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics awarded to the LIGO co-founders and 1012 authors

May 02
Bram Slagmolen

It is fantastic to see the impact, of the LIGO discovery of the merger of two black-holes, on the gravitational wave community and the physics community in general. Today the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was awarded to the LIGO founders Ronald W. P. Drever, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss and the 1012 contributors to the discovery (as in the author list of the publication "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger" Published in PRL 116, 061102 (2016).

There are more then 40 Australian co-authors, as members of ACIGA, who have been part in the LIGO discovery and being recognized by this prize.

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