Caltech Celebrates Its Newest Nobel Laureates

Caltech Celebrates Its Newest Nobel LaureatesCaltech Celebrates Its Newest Nobel LaureatesCaltech Celebrates Its Newest Nobel Laureates

Article and Photography courtesy CALTECH

2:06 pm | November 2, 2017


The Caltech community gathered on October 31 to celebrate the Institute’s most recent Nobel Laureates – Barry Barish, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Kip S. Thorne (BS ’62), the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus – who on October 3 were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with a longtime colleague, MIT’s Rainer Weiss.

Hundreds of people attended the celebration on Olive Walk, which featured remarks from the honorees, LIGO-themed ice sculptures, and commemorative Nobel-Prize chocolate coins emblazoned with the likeness of Barish and Thorne.