US trio Barish, Thorne and Weiss win Nobel Prize in physics for work on gravitational waves
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Scientists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for decisive contributions in the observation of gravitational waves, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.
"This is something completely new and different, opening up unseen worlds," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement on awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($1.1 million) prize.
"A wealth of discoveries awaits those who succeed in capturing the waves and interpreting their message."
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