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2017 Nobel Prize in Physics  

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awared to Rainer weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne"for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves". One of the keycore members of LIGO, Will Farr, will join the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in Fall 2018, he receivied his Ph.D. in 2010 from MIT and currently holds a faculty position at the University of Birmingham. Will Farr studies gravitational waves and exoplanets, and he leads the rate extraction group in the LIGO collaboration. He will have a joint appointment with the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in Manhattan, where he will lead the Gravitational Wave Astrophysics group.


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