Optics Luminaries Honored at 2017 National Academy of Sciences 154th Annual Meeting

By Rebecca Andersen | Posted: 4 May 2017

Optical Society (OSA) members and guests honored the accomplishments of OSA members Stanley Whitcomb, Gabriela González and David Reitze for their contributions to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. For their research achievements, Dr. Whitcomb received the Henry Draper Medal and Dr. González and Dr. Reitze were awarded the NAS Award for Scientific Discovery during an awards ceremony on 30 April in Washington, D.C. 

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