Stephen Hawking Congratulates the LIGO Team on Winning the 2016 American Ingenuity Award in Physical Sciences

"They have given mankind a completely new way of looking at the universe." Stephen Hawking, congratulates Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Ronald Drever, the first scientists to detect gravitational waves, at the 2016 Smithsonian magazine American Ingenuity Awards. (2:52)

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