Meet the Team of Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves

This year, the geniuses behind LIGO announced that they had finally found what Albert Einstein had predicted a century ago. (1:28)

Kip Thorne, Ronald Drever, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss won the 2016 Smithsonian magazine American Ingenuity Award for Physical Sciences. Read more about their work here.

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