Gravitational wave scientists win 2017 Nobel Physics Prize for opening 'unseen worlds'

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded Tuesday morning to three pioneers of the Laser I... Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss had already believed in the presence of gravitational waves.

Albert Einstein thought gravitational waves might exist - he just didn't have a way to prove it.

"This is something completely new and different, opening up unseen worlds", the academy said in a statement when announcing the winners.

Dr Drever may have been recognised alongside his colleagues Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish but the Nobel Prize is not awarded posthumously.

Three pioneers of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, which announced a year ago the detection of gravitational waves for the first time, have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.

The press release said the gravitational waves were observed for the very first time on September 14, 2015. It is the first joint detection of gravitational waves with the Virgo and LIGO collaborations.

Subscribe to Times of San Diego's free daily email newsletter! . They told the world previous year that they had spotted gravitational waves travelling through the universe, which were caused by two massive black holes circling around each other before eventually colliding.

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Sanjeev Dhurandhar, a trailblazer in gravitational waves astronomy in India, said that Indians played a major role in the Nobel Prize-winning gravitational waves discovery paper.

To detect ripples that tiny, scientists use laser interferometers.

Here's a look at what goes into detecting gravitational waves.

The prestigious literary awards opened with the medicine prize bagged by three US-born scientists for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks.

In describing the process to non-experts, the Swiss Royal Academy of Sciences said gravitational waves "are always created when a mass accelerates, like when a ice-skater pirouettes or a pair of black holes rotate around each other". These "waves" would propagate outward at the speed of light, but the waves themselves were extremely faint.

LIGO has two observatories: one obviously right here in the Tri-Cities, and the other in Livingston, Louisiana.

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