Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chemistry, Physics Nobels Awarded to Teams Supported by GPUs

On Monday, a trio of American physicists — Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne — won science’s most prestigious honor for detecting gravitational waves, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted more than a century ago. These breakthroughs are major advances in our understanding of the cosmos, and the cells inside our own bodies. They generated headlines around the world even before their work was recognized this week by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which bestows the Nobel awards.