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Ronald William Prest Drever (October 1931 – 7 March 2017) was a Scottish experimental physicist. He was a Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology. He co-founded the LIGO project, and was a co-inventor of the Pound–Drever–Hall technique for laser stabilization. This work was important in the first detection of gravitational waves in September 2015.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Drever died on 7 March 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland from complications of dementia, aged 85.[7]

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  2. Twilley, Nicola. Gravitational Waves Exist: The Inside Story of How Scientists Finally Found Them. ISSN 0028-792X . http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/gravitational-waves-exist-heres-how-scientists-finally-found-them. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  3. Abbott, B.P. (2016). "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger". Phys. Rev. Lett. 116: 061102. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102 . PMID 26918975 . http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102. 
  4. Naeye, Robert (11 February 2016). "Gravitational Wave Detection Heralds New Era of Science". Sky and Telescope. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/gravitational-wave-detection-heralds-new-era-of-science-0211201644/. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  5. Castelvecchi, Davide; Witze, Alexandra (11 February 2016). "Einstein's gravitational waves found at last". Nature News. doi:10.1038/nature.2016.19361 . http://www.nature.com/news/einstein-s-gravitational-waves-found-at-last-1.19361. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  6. Cho, Adrian (2016). "Will Nobel Prize overlook master builder of gravitational wave detectors?". Science. doi:10.1126/science.aah7350 . ISSN 0036-8075 . 
  7. Gravitational waves pioneer Ronald Drever dies