This year’s second Nobel Prize in the sciences was awarded today. The prize for physics was awarded to researchers who contributed to the observation of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time that were originally created by colliding black holes over a billion years ago.
There’s more on the scientific background behind this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics via the links below. The final Nobel Prize in the sciences, in chemistry, is awarded tomorrow.
References & Further Reading
- The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics – press release
- The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics – popular science background
- The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics – advanced scientific background