Special Breakthrough Prize In Fundamental Physics awarded for detection of gravitational waves 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence

May 02, 2016

Selection Committee of previous Breakthrough Prize winners recognizes contributors to experiment recording waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away. $3 million prize shared between LIGO founders Ronald W. P. Drever, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss and 1012 contributors to the discovery.

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