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Rainer Weiss: Nobel Prize Winner 2017

Author: Editorial Board هيئة التحرير
Journal: Iraqi Journal of Applied Physics المجلة العراقية للفيزياء التطبيقية ISSN: 18132065 23091673 Year: 2017 Volume: 13 Issue: 4 Pages: 5-6
Publisher: iraqi society for alternative and renewable energy sources and techniques الجمعية العراقية لمصادر وتقنيات الطاقة البديلة والمستجدة

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Rainer "Rai" Weiss; born September 29, 1932) is an American physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. He is a professor of physics emeritus at MIT and an adjunct professor at LSU. He is best known for inventing the laser interferometric technique which is the basic operation of LIGO. He was Chair of the COBE Science Working Group.

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Interview with Rainer Weiss

Author: Adam Smith
Journal: Iraqi Journal of Applied Physics المجلة العراقية للفيزياء التطبيقية ISSN: 18132065 23091673 Year: 2017 Volume: 13 Issue: 4 Pages: 24-25
Publisher: iraqi society for alternative and renewable energy sources and techniques الجمعية العراقية لمصادر وتقنيات الطاقة البديلة والمستجدة

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"Space is enormously stiff. You can't squish it"Telephone interview with Rainer Weiss following the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics on 3 October 2017. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Chief Scientific Officer of Nobel Media. In this telephone interview, recorded immediately after his Nobel Prize was publicly announced, Rainer Weiss explains why measuring the effect of gravitational waves is so very hard to achieve, despite the extraordinarily high energies involved.

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