Ronald Drever (1931–2017)

@article{Weiss2017RonaldD,
  title={Ronald Drever (1931–2017)},
  author={Rainer Weiss},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={544},
  pages={298-298}
}
a hands-on physicist with a childlike joy for experimentation. He co-invented several important techniques to directly detect gravitational waves — ripples in space-time created by accelerating masses. He co-founded the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) project, which announced the first direct detection of those long-sought waves… CONTINUE READING