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Barry Barish
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Born
Barry Clark Barish

January 27, 1936 (1936-01-27) (ageĀ 85)
Education University of California, Berkeley (BS, MS, PhD)
Awards Klopsteg Memorial Award (2002)
Enrico Fermi Prize (2016)
American Ingenuity Award (2016)
Henry Draper Medal (2017)
The Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize (2017)
Princess of Asturias Award (2017)
Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award (2017)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2017)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions California Institute of Technology

Barry Clark Barish (born January 27, 1936) is an American experimental physicist and Nobel Laureate. He is a Linde Professor of Physics, emeritus at California Institute of Technology. He is a leading expert on gravitational waves, and is of Jewish descent.

In 2017, Barish was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with Rainer Weiss and Kip Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves".

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