Professor of Physics, Emeritus

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June 2, 2016: Rainer Weiss wins Kavli Prize in Astrophysics. LIGO inventor shares award for direct detection of gravitational waves.


Currently working on the LIGO project, a joint Caltech and MIT effort, to observe gravitational waves and use them to study gravitation and astrophysics. My role now is to be the equivalent of a grad student. Very much enjoy this. Over the years have worked on cosmological studies with Robert Dicke and David Wilkinson at Princeton. Began physics in atomic beams with John King and Jerrold Zacharias at MIT.