Karsten Danzmann awarded with the Körber European Science Prize 2017
The Körber-Stiftung honors outstanding and excellent scientists working in Europe.
"The German physicist and his team have developed the key technologies, including high-precision lasers, with which detectors in America were able to provide direct evidence of gravitational waves for the first time in 2015. Astronomers have thus literally opened a new window to the cosmos, as they were previously able to explore the universe only by means of electromagnetic waves – light, radio waves, X-rays or gamma rays", states the Körber-Stiftung in their official announcement today.
The Körber European Science Prize 2017 will be presented to Prof. Danzmann on 7 September 2017 in the large festival hall of Hamburg City Hall.