Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for “contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.”
LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is a collaborative project with over 1,000 researchers from more than 20 countries. The Nobel laureates brought the project to completion, which led to gravitational waves finally being observed, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden said in a statement.
The recipients will share the $1.1 million prize.
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