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Gravity waves, epigenetics win top Australian science prize – Sydney Morning Herald

When Professor Susan Scott was a physics student, the general thinking among scientists was discovering gravitational waves was next to impossible.



Einstein himself really thought there wasnt a hope in hell of anyone detecting gravitational waves, given how small their amplitude was, Professor Scott said.
On Wednesday night, Professor Scott and three other Australian physicists won the $250,000 Prime Ministers Prize for Science for helping to prove they exist.
She becomes the first female physicist to ever win Australia’s top prize for science.
Its a very important milestone, she said. Its incredibly important that young women can see we can…

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