Gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger observed by LIGO and Virgo | MIT News

Finding represents first joint detection of gravitational waves with both detectors.

MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 27, 2017 ~8 min

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Rainer Weiss wins Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research | MIT News

Prestigious Spanish award shared with Caltech's Kip Thorne and Barry Barish and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration for work in detecting gravitational waves.

MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research • mit
June 29, 2017 ~2 min

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LIGO detects merging black holes for third time | MIT News

Nearly 3 billion light years from Earth, the black holes are the farthest ever detected.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 1, 2017 ~8 min

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David Shoemaker named spokesperson for LIGO Scientific Collaboration | MIT News

Senior MIT research scientist to speak for international collaboration for gravitational wave detection research.

Julia C. Keller | School of Science • mit
March 29, 2017 ~6 min

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LIGO back online, ready for more discoveries | MIT News

Upgrades make detectors more sensitive to gravitational waves.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 30, 2016 ~7 min

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For second time, LIGO detects gravitational waves | MIT News

Signal was produced by two black holes colliding 1.4 billion light years away.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 15, 2016 ~8 min

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Rainer Weiss wins Kavli Prize in Astrophysics | MIT News

LIGO inventor shares award for direct detection of gravitational waves.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 2, 2016 ~7 min

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Rainer Weiss awarded the Shaw Prize in Astronomy | MIT News

Physics professor emeritus shares prize with Caltech's Kip Thorne and Ronald Drever for designing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.

Bendta Schroeder | School of Science • mit
June 1, 2016 ~4 min

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LIGO researchers awarded Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics | MIT News

Team that detected gravitational waves to share $3 million prize.

MIT News Office • mit
May 4, 2016 ~2 min

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Testimony: LIGO has “cracked open” a new window to the universe | MIT News

MIT’s David Shoemaker testifies before Congress on the significance of LIGO.

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Feb. 26, 2016 ~4 min

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