The Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to three scientists who were the first to observegravitational waves. Hence why the initial gravitational waves spotted by LIGO came from two massive black holes - both 30 times bigger than our sun - crashing into each other near the speed of light. Many scientists thought the explosions of stars would create the best waves for detection, but Thorne said that black holes or neutron stars rotating around one another would make the best sources for study.
Even though the cataclysmic events which cause gravitational waves are incredibly powerful, the signals are nearly imperceptible by the time they reach earth, requiring extremely sensitive instruments to detect them.
"LIGO is a collaborative project with over 1,000 researchers from more than 20 countries", said the statement.
It has been awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Stockholm, Sweden. Half of the 9m Swedish Kroner (£825,000) prize will go to Weiss, while the other half will be split equally between Thorne and Barish.
"We live in an epoch where rational reasoning associated with evidence isn't universally accepted and is in fact in jeopardy".
"Gravitational waves, which rythmically stretch and squeeze space, change tone as their message alters".
Weiss, emeritus professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an experimentalist and made a major contribution to the concept, design, funding and eventual construction of Ligo.
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The discovery can pave the way for proving the general theory of relativity, so that we can look deeper and deeper into the universe.
"The prize rightfully belongs to the hundreds of LIGO scientists and engineers who built and perfected our complex gravitational-wave interferometers, and the hundreds of LIGO and Virgo scientists who found the gravitational-wave signals in LIGO's noisy data and extracted the waves' information", he said. It took months for the scientists to convince themselves that they had heard gravitational waves, he added. While Weiss, Barish and Thorne have been given one of the highest honours in the world, there were more than a thousand people involved in the research.
Artist impression of two colliding white dwarfs and gravitational waves.
"There's a very loud future for gravitational waves", he said.
All three are now part of an exclusive club containing 204 previous winners of the PhysicsNobel Prize.
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