Announcement


The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2016


is awarded in equal shares to


Ronald W P Drever
 
Kip S Thorne
 
and
 
Rainer Weiss


for conceiving and designing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave
Observatory (LIGO), whose recent direct detection of
gravitational waves opens a new window in astronomy,
with the first remarkable discovery being the merger
of a pair of stellar mass black holes.




31 May 2016   Hong Kong