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2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Announcement
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2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Announcement
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Dear SPS member,

On Tuesday, October 3, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three American physicists “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”, to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne. Though the Prize was awarded to three physicists, they each note the significant contributions of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration’s (LSC) work to research and develop techniques for gravitational wave detection. Learn more about the science behind this year’s winners from Inside Science staff writer Yuen Yiu here. For those that have taken a General Relativity course, Kip Thorne's thesis advisor was John Archibald Wheeler.

You can read SPS's long-time, mentor, friend, and volunteer, Dr. Josh Willis’ (Caltech/LIGO) statement about the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics on the SPS Facebook page.

For more information, check-out the following resources:

SPS congratulates each of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics winners! 

Sincerely, 

Brad R. Conrad, PhD
Director, Society of Physics Students and ΣΠΣ

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