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Barry Barish
BornBarry Clark Barish
(1936-01-27) January 27, 1936 (age 85)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology
Notable awardsKlopsteg 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)
This person won a Nobel Prize

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.[1]

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".[2][3][4][5]