The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates, (from left) Barry C. Barish, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss, pose during a joint press conference in December 2017 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm.

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates, (from left) Barry C. Barish, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss, pose during a joint press conference in December 2017 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm.