Rainer Weiss (Q2128461)

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American physicist
  • Rainer "Rai" Weiss
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Rainer Weiss
American physicist
  • Rainer "Rai" Weiss

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for the first direct detection of gravitational waves, confirming a central prediction of Einstein’s General Relativity and opening a new window to the Universe. Also for identifying the source as a merger of two giant black holes, and for the unprecedented technological achievement represented by this laser interferometer experiment. (English)
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for conceiving and designing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), whose recent direct detection of gravitational waves opens a new window in astronomy, with the first remarkable discovery being the merger of a pair of stellar mass black holes. (English)
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