The Royal Swedish Nobel Committee has awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to two scientists from Japan and Canada. Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald are honored for their breakthrough work on the subatomic particles known as neutrinos.
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to three scientists for their contributions to the first detection of gravitational waves. It was to be expected, but you can never be sure with the Nobel committee.
Neutrinos are so tiny and inconspicuous, physicists believed for a long time that they have no mass. Now, a massive device that is supposed to determine precisely how heavy they are has begun operating in Karlsruhe.
We still have lots to learn about "the universe we live in." And the KM3NeT deep water neutrino telescope may help. DW's Zulfikar Abbany spoke to Maarten de Jong about the project at the Hanover Fair.
Hardly two years after the first discovery of gravitational waves, the world of astrophysics has been shaken by a second breakthrough.
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