Physics

  • 2018 May 09

    Rainer Weiss to speak at BHI Conference Banquet May 9, 2018

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Sheraton Commander Hotel

     

    Winning the Nobel Prize would cap most physicists’ careers. For 2017 winner Rainer Weiss, the prize might not even have been the biggest moment of his year.

    The 85-year-old professor emeritus at MIT shared the Nobel Prize for Physics for conceiving and shepherding a set of observatories that allowed scientists to prove Einstein’s assertion about gravitational waves: accelerating objects send ripples cascading through the universe at light speed. The invisible waves are so faint that even the most powerful distort space-time by less than the width of...

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