RONALD W P DREVER (1931 - 2017)
The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2016
is awarded in equal shares to
RONALD W P DREVER
KIP S THORNE
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.
31 May 2016