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Sign: Rishon Lezion - Nobel Laureates Boulevard - Rainer Weiss

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Salvador Lurya St 36, Rishon LeTsiyon, Israel
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On the sign:
ריינר וייס
ארה"ב
פיזיקה

2017
U.S.A
RAINER WEISS

[ובלוחית נוספת]
ריינר וייס
פיזיקאי אמריקאי ממוצא יהודי, הידוע בתרומתו לאסטרופיזיקה ולחקר הכבידה. וייס הוא פרופסור באוניברסיטת MIT, אחת מתרומותיו הגדולות היא המצאת טכניקת הלייזר האינטרפומטרי (צריך להיות האינטרפרומטרי) אשר היוותה חלק מכריע בניסוי LIGO, בשנות ה-80 של המאה ה-20, הוא היה יו"ר הצוות של מיזם הלויין COBE.

[And another plaque]
RAINER WEISS
AN AMERICAN PHYSICIST OF JEWISH DESCENT, KNOWN FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO ASTROPHYSICS AND THE STUDY OF GRAVITY. WEISS IS A PROFESSOR AT MIT. ONE OF HIS GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS IS THE INVENTION OF THE INTERFEROMETRIC LASER TECHNIQUE WHICH WAS A CRUCIAL PART OF THE LIGO EXPERIMENT. IN THE 1980S HE WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TEAM OF THE COBE SATELLITE VENTURE.
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The sign is one of the signs on both sides of the boulevard of Nobel Laureates, and dedicated to Jewish Nobel laureates. Click for sign's details

The boulevard was photographed about two months before the sign was taken by the same photographer Click for a larger image

Reiner Weiss shared the award with Barry Barish, who also appears on this boulevard Click for sign's details




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