Tag: MIT

  • A guided tour of the new MIT Museum End-shutdown

    A guided tour of the new MIT Museum

End-shutdown

    LIGO prototype Developed by Professor Emeritus Rainer Weiss ’55, PhD ’62, and his students, this 1970s prototype led to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), a large-scale physics experiment that was finally able to detect the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. The work earned Weiss the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. […]