Gravitational waves were detected on 14 September 2015, more than a century after they were first proposed. Astrophysicist Vivien Raymond hopes the historic discovery will help provide answers to some of the biggest questions in science.
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In 2015, scientists proved the existence of gravitational waves. These waves travel billions of light-years through space, eventually reaching Earth and bringing us insights that were previously unattainable.
The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to British scientist Roger Penrose, along with German Reinhard Genzel and US physicist Andrea Ghez, for their research into black holes.
Chemical scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna have been awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their research into genome editing and the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 "genetic scissors."
They called it the God Particle and then the "elusive" one. But they found the Higgs boson in the end. And British physicist and Nobel Laureate Peter Higgs has lived to see the impact of his science.
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