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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, Kip S. Thorne

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Rainer Weiss - Facts

Rainer Weiss

Rainer Weiss

Born: 1932, Berlin, Germany

Affiliation at the time of the award: LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

Prize motivation: "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"

Prize share: 1/2

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