Gravitational wave scientists to divide $3m Special Breakthrough Prize

  • A $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize will be shared by researchers who helped in detecting gravitational waves for the first time. This has confirmed part of Albert Einstein’s theory. According to media reports, the prize will be shared by the founders of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) group, Rainer Weiss, Ronald Drever and Kip Thorne and many other engineers and physicists who have been working on the team.

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