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How UT Scientists Contributed to Nobel-Winning Gravitational Wave Discovery

How UT Scientists Contributed to Nobel-Winning Gravitational Wave Discovery

​A day after celebrating the news that University of Texas at Austin alumnus Michael Young was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on circadian rhythms, we were thrilled to wake up this morning to the news that three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of gravitational waves, work that was heavily influenced by UT Austin scientists and alumni.

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Guest - Jan DeWitt on Wednesday, 04 October 2017 22:01

To: Marc Airhart, David Steadman, Jenna Luecke - THANK YOU, for recognizing my parents [Bryce & Cecile] in the contributions to Kip Thorne/LIGO Nobel Prize :-))) When 12, my sisters & I lived right next door to Wheeler & wife at Batelle Rencontres, which M helped organize, in Seattle, for that summer [1967?]. When i was in high school, M&D let Larry Smarr live at their house while they were gone for summer; i was home, tho. Larry very kindly came & spoke to my Austin High School physics class about black holes. Kip was one of D's best friends. Thx, again, & to College of Nat'l Sciences !!! - from Jan DeWitt

To: Marc Airhart, David Steadman, Jenna Luecke - THANK YOU, for recognizing my parents [Bryce & Cecile] in the contributions to Kip Thorne/LIGO Nobel Prize :-))) When 12, my sisters & I lived right next door to Wheeler & wife at Batelle Rencontres, which M helped organize, in Seattle, for that summer [1967?]. When i was in high school, M&D let Larry Smarr live at their house while they were gone for summer; i was home, tho. Larry very kindly came & spoke to my Austin High School physics class about black holes. Kip was one of D's best friends. Thx, again, & to College of Nat'l Sciences !!! - from Jan DeWitt
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