Researchers behind gravitational waves breakthrough win prestigious M science prize

Scientists who proved the existence of gravitational waves — which had been theorized by Albert Einstein 100 years ago — were awarded a prestigious $1 million US (about $1.3 million Cdn) Kavli Prize today. The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo on Thursday announced the winners of the Kavli Prizes, which are bestowed once every two years. The scientists Ronald Drever and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology and Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won in the astrophysics category. Their discovery of the waves, tiny ripples that spread through the universe, sent shockwaves of excitement through the science world when they announced the discovery in February. Congratulations to 2016 Kavli Prize #Astrophysics laureates Ronald Drever, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss! pic.twitter.com/59hWbi1n9j — @KavliPrize The find has been…


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