Observation of gravitational waves


The Virgo collaboration and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration report the three-detector observation of gravitational waves. This result highlights the scientific potential of a global network of gravitational wave detectors, by delivering a better localization of the source and access to polarizations of gravitational waves.In the meantime, the CNRS has awarded two Gold Medals in 2017, to the physicists Alain Brillet and Thibault Damour for their major contributions to the detection of gravitational waves.

Virgo Collaboration

Alain Brillet is an ESPCI engineer from the 85th promotion.
Announce on CNRS website

Press Release on Virgo-LIGO detection