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Three US scientists win Nobel Physics Prize for gravitational waves

STOCKHOLM: US astrophysicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne won the Nobel Physics Prize on Thursday for their discovery of gravitational waves, the Nobel jury said. Predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity but only first detected in 2015, gravitational waves are 'ripples' in the fabric of space-time caused by violent processes in the Universe, such as colliding black holes or the collapse of stellar cores. "Their discovery shook the world," said Goran K Hansson,…