Nobel Prize in Physics Announcement

The Nobel Prize in Physics was on 3 October 2017 divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.

Dr. Weiss will receive half of the prize of 9 million Swedish Kronor and Dr. Thorne and Dr. Barish will split the other half.