The Physics Nobel Goes to the Detection of Ripples in Space and Time

The Physics Nobel Goes to the Detection of Ripples in Space and Time

The way the Nobel Committee tells it, the story of this year’s physics prize begins like a certain 1970s space opera.

 
 
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“Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, two massive black holes engaged in a deadly dance,” said physicist and Nobel committee member Olga Botner at today's prize announcement.

The pair spiraled toward

 
 

 

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