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Einstein's waves win Nobel Prize


The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves.

Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish will share the nine million kronor (£831,000) prize.

The ripples were predicted by Albert Einstein and are a fundamental consequence of his General Theory of Relativity.

The winners are members of the Ligo-Virgo observatories, which were responsible for the breakthrough.

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Well deserved as all who

Well deserved as all who participate in this project should know.

Sir Rodney Ffing
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Fine news indeed!

Fine news indeed!

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