KARSTEN DANZMANN THE REAL INSTRUMENT GENIUS BEHIND LIGO


Well folks, I live and I learn!

Here I was thinking (and telling you) the whole time that American Rainer Weiss was the instrument genius behind LIGO.

Boy was I wrong!

It turns out that Germany’s Karsten Danzmann was the true behind-the-scenes genius. For he was just awarded the Körber European Science Prize with this citation:

Karsten Danzmann opened a new door for the understanding of the universe. It was the unanimous verdict of the Körber Prize committees that the key technologies developed by him made the first direct detection of gravitational waves possible in the first place.

So I stand corrected.


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Karsten Danzmann, karsten danzmann ligo, karsten danzmann lisa, Körber european science prize, Körber foundation, Körber-Preis für die Europäische Wissenschaft, LISA, lower saxony state prize, Karsten Danzmann – Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, karsten danzmann mpg, Wissenschaftspreis Niedersachsen, lower saxony state prize

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