Read our media announcement here, or watch the OzGrav Director Professor Matthew Bailes explain the discovery:
Australian scientists to discuss new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy
NEWS BRIEFING: Tue 17 Oct 2017 at 09:00 AEDT at Old Parliament House, Canberra and online
Scientists from OzGrav (The ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery), CAASTRO (The ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics) and the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration will reveal new details and discoveries made in the ongoing search for gravitational waves.
Join us for this media briefing, moderated by Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, when Australian experts will discuss the research and its implications.
OzGrav congratulates the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics for their roles in discovering gravitational waves
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) is delighted to congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel prize in Physics for the leadership roles they played in the discovery of gravitational waves by the Advanced LIGO detector.
The three winners are Rainer Weiss, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of whom are from the California Institute of Technology. OzGrav is very fortunate to have Barry Barish serve on our Scientific Advisory Committee.
Australia’s Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, also congratulated the 2017 Nobel Prize winners. “OzGrav is helping Australia stay at the cutting edge of this new and rapidly advancing field,” said Senator Birmingham. “It will capitalise on the first detections of gravitational waves, to understand the extreme physics of black holes and warped space-time.”