Oct 4, 2017
As you may already know, yesterday, the Nobel Prize in Physics,
2017 was announced: it went to Kip Thorne, Barry Barish, and Rainer
Weiss for their contributions towards the LIGO collaboration that
detected gravitational waves.
In this special episode, I'll talk a little bit about the history of the Nobel prizes, explain what they were looking for at LIGO, how they found it, and what it means. So if you ever wondered what a gravitational wave was but were too afraid to ask, hopefully, it'll help you out.
Stay tuned at the end for a marathon housekeeping session where I once again appeal for listener questions.