2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Detection of Gravitational Waves - School of Science, the University of Tokyo
Oct 4, 2017

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Detection of Gravitational Waves

 A researcher in Japan has played an important role in the world’s first direct detection of gravitational waves.

Kipp Cannon, an associate professor at the Research Center for the Early Universe (RESCEU), which an affiliate of the Graduate School of Science, is a leading expert in gravitational wave data analysis and had led Canada’s LIGO research team.* Currently, Associate Professor Cannon is strengthening international research collaboration by working alongside the KAGRA and LIGO research teams in Japan.

Please visit the following website to learn more about Japan’s contribution to this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics (in Japanese only):

http://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ja/awards/nobel2017/ 

 

*During his position as a Senior Research Associate at the University of Toronto in Canada

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