Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A ‘Singular Hero’ Helped Start A New Field In Physics – NPR

Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A ‘Singular Hero’ Helped Start A New Field In Physics – NPR

In the 1970s, Rich Isaacson was presented with what seemed like a crazy idea: using lasers to detect gravitational waves. It became the biggest project the National Science Foundation had ever funded.
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