The Shaw Prize in Astronomy 2016

is awarded in equal shares to

Ronald W P Drever
Kip S Thorne
Rainer Weiss

for conceiving and designing the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave
Observatory (LIGO), whose recent direct detection of
gravitational waves opens a new window in astronomy,
with the first remarkable discovery being the merger
of a pair of stellar mass black holes.

31 May 2016   Hong Kong