Two US-based instruments working in unison, called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), detected the first waves caused by colliding black holes.
That event was traced to the merger of two black holes about 1.3 billion light-years from Earth, during which an amount of mass roughly equal to three of our suns was converted to gravitational-wave energy in accordance with Einstein's E=mc equation.
"I view this more as a thing that recognizes the work of a thousand people", Weiss said.
Dr Brian Bowsher, chief executive of the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council, said: "The award of the Nobel today is a celebration of the genius of a vast team of people, including many UK-based scientists and engineers, and it is something everyone in the United Kingdom can share in".
LIGO, which stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, consists of two of these pieces of equipment, one located in Louisiana and another in Washington state.
In explaining why the three scientists deserved the honour, the Nobel Prize Committee said: "This is something completely new and different, opening up unseen worlds".
The concept is somewhat awe-inspiring.On a small scale, every movement we've ever made has wiggled the physical Jell-o of spacetime that defines everything around us, propelling waves that stretch and squeeze space itself.
All three are now part of an exclusive club containing 204 previous winners of the Physics Nobel Prize. Weiss and Thorne conceived of LIGO, and Barish is credited with reviving the struggling experiment and making it happen.
"There's a very loud future for gravitational waves", he said. He argued that every object in the Universe warps the space and time around it, and when an object moves, it creates ripples in this space-time - gravitational waves - a bit like ripples in a pond.
Drever died this year; the Nobel Prize is not awarded posthumously.
The Foreign Minister has not specified a name of the terrorist and the National Security Advisor who had made the proposal. He added that Kabulov had been in India a "few days back", but gave no more details about the discussions.
One of America's most popular presenters, his son said he suffered heart failure on Saturday morning at his home in Beverly Hills. He hosted several, over the course of his career, but Let's Make a Deal is what injected him into the cultural ether.
Then we got it on the 18th hole, where Phil rolled in a birdie that won the final point of the day to push it to 8-2. World Number 1 Johnson caught fire on the back 9 and wrapped up the match for the US on the 16th winning 3 & 2.
Recognizing how massively popular this sleek console had become, the company said it would ship more SNES Classics through 2018. If you already have NES Classic or Wii U extension cables those should work just fine without the need to buy new ones.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton is leading after Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel crashed out of contention on the first corner in Singapore . We've been there in the past, I've seen Lewis' engine go up in smoke in Budapest in 2014.
The Security Council can refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court, as was done with Sudan and Libya. Bangladesh has opened its borders to the Rohingya, who are denied citizenship in their native Myanmar.
This has given the publishers rights to use the company's tools to customize features inside Google News for existing subscribers. For the uninitiated, Murdoch's News Corp . publishes two newspapers, i.e., The Times and The Sun.
Glenn Murray headed a chance narrowly wide for Albion, but the visitors couldn't build enough momentum to truly threaten Arsenal . Sead Kolasinac went close to scoring a third goal , but March managed to clear his header off the line in the nick of time.
The college has had a long history of working with immigrant rights groups and standing in solidarity with undocumented students. A grassroots organization called Prescott Indivisible has also risen up as an advocate for Dreamers.
Erdogan sees Israel's hand in Iraqi Kurdistan vote
But Tillerson's sharp statement indicated that the United States, despite its strong alliance with the Kurds, would not offer any. The vote and the results lack legitimacy and we continue to support a united, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq .
Mattis Escapes Rocket Attack in Afghanistan
Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the incident, saying the attack had not caused any casualties. In reply, Afghan Special Forces counterattacked a trio of bombers, who holed themselves up in a nearby building.