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Physicists Who Found Einstein's Waves Awarded the Nobel

3 scientists will split the prize

(Newser) - The 2017 Nobel Physics Prize has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in gravitational waves, per the AP . Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday that the winners are Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute... More »

Physics Nobel Goes to 3 Who Produced Blue Light

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura win

(Newser) - Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and American scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics today for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs)—a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says the invention is just 20 years old, "but... More »

Scientist: Wait, I Won a Nobel Prize?!

Found out from woman on the street

(Newser) - Peter Higgs—namesake of the Higgs boson—may be a groundbreaking physicist, but he is not a cellphone owner. That's why the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics didn't even know he'd won ... until a woman on the street told him so. As he was... More »

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