Meet the Laureates
All members of the Caltech community are invited to join in celebrating Caltech's most recent Nobel Laureates—Caltech's Barry Barish, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Kip S. Thorne (BS '62), the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus—who on October 3 were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with a longtime colleague, MIT's Rainer Weiss.
The three were recognized for their key contributions to the development and ultimate success of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). Through five separate detections of gravitational waves, LIGO has ushered in a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the Laureates and other members of the LIGO Laboratory and the LIGO Scientfic Collaboration who have contributed to LIGO's success, and learn about the science and engineering behind the project.
A collection of sweet and savory snacks will be served.