Three scientists share 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics are shared by three scientists, announced the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday.
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Nobel Committee for Physics members (Bottom L-R) chairman, Professor Nils Martensson, Goran K Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Olga Botner, Professor of Experimental Elementary Particle Physics, announce the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in Physics on October 3, 2017, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. 2017 laureates for the Nobel Prize in Physics (on the display L-R) are: Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne.

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics are shared by three scientists, announced the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, with one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."

In the press conference telephone interview, Rainer Weiss said he felt "pretty wonderful" at the news, and he praised the dedicated works many scientists made for decades."

"I am very excited that it worked out in the end. It was wonderful experience," said Weiss, adding that the discovery "have added new knowledges and will open a new science in understanding our universe."


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