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

RAINER WEISS

 

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

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