A century ago, Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. On 14 September 2015, the LIGO collaboration of more than 1,200 physicists finally observed those gravitational waves for the very first time, from two black holes that merged 1.3 billion years ago.
The observation led to a completely new way to study our universe as well as the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
for Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne. On 3 October, we will know who will be awarded this year.
See the full schedule of announcements.