LIGO is awarded the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award by the King of Spain

Saturday, June 17, 2017

From His Majesty the King of Spain

On behalf of Our Daughter Leonor, Princess of Asturias and honorary president of the foundation that bears her name, the Queen and I have the pleasure of extending to you our sincerest congratulations for the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research that has been jointly granted to the Ligo Scientific Collaboration, together with Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish, for the detection of gravitational waves, one of the most outstanding discoveries in physics, which has opened up a new era in our study, knowledge and comprehension of the universe.

Most affectionately,

Felipe R.