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Nobel Lecture: LIGO and gravitational waves III

Thorne, Kip S. (2018) Nobel Lecture: LIGO and gravitational waves III. Reviews of Modern Physics, 90 (4). Art. No. 040503. ISSN 0034-6861. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.90.040503.

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The first observation of gravitational waves, by LIGO on September 14, 2015, was the culmination of a near half century effort by ∼1200 scientists and engineers of the LIGO/Virgo Collaboration. It was also the remarkable beginning of a whole new way to observe the universe: gravitational astronomy. The Nobel Prize for “decisive contributions” to this triumph was awarded to only three members of the Collaboration: Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and me. But, in fact, it is the entire collaboration that deserves the primary credit. For this reason, in accepting the Nobel Prize, I regard myself as an icon for the Collaboration.

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Additional Information:© 2018 Nobel Foundation, Published by the American Physical Society. Published 18 December 2018. I gratefully acknowledge the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Sherman Fairchild Foundation for funding my theory group’s gravitational-wave research.
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