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.
The Breakthrough Prize may be the "Oscars of Science." It's certainly one of the richest awards. But DW's Zulfikar Abbany says big prizes risk leaving out fields of research and ignoring some researchers.
Hardly two years after the first discovery of gravitational waves, the world of astrophysics has been shaken by a second breakthrough.
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.
Three US astrophysicists have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their first observation of universal gravitational waves. Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of the waves more than a century ago.
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