# 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

A little over two years after the first direct detection of gravitational waves at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Nobel Prize committee has awarded the 2017 physics prize to three leaders of the decades-long project “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” Read more in this update from APS News.

Image credit: (left) Bryce Vickmark, (center) Caltech, (right) Jon Rou.