MIT professor emeritus Rainer Weiss has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physics along with Caltech colleagues Barry Barish and Kip Thorne, for their "decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves." Check out the discovery paper as well as open access resources on LIGO & gravitational waves: an annotated collection of technical reports, peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and theses, freely available in the DSpace@MIT repository, that describe work done at MIT, from the earliest science to post-detection research.
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