Researchers who helped detect gravitational waves for the first time, confirming part of Albert Einstein’s theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize, according to the prize’s selection committee
The Breakthrough Prizes for scientific achievements were created by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner along with several technology pioneers, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. LIGO’s three founders — Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Ronald Drever, who dedicated much of their careers to gravitational wave detection — will share $1 million.
So let’s do:
1. LIGO scientists win ______ for detecting Albert Einstein’s waves.
Source – The Hindu