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Physicists awarded top Aussie science gong – Riverine Herald



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When a young David Blair arrived in the United States in the 1970s to help build a gravitational wave detector, he figured it would be a short-term project.”I thought I’d go there, spend a year or two, detect these waves then go on and do something else,” the University of Western Australia physicist says wryly.
“Never did I guess that I’d be hooked into this for the next four decades and we’d go struggling and struggling and struggling until finally we managed to detect these waves.”
That breakthrough…

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