Visit by this Year’s Nobel Laureate in Physics: Professor Barry Barish

Professor Barry Barish honoured Kungsholmens gymnasium by paying the school a visit on Thursday the 7th of December, invited by the KG Symposium. He held a lecture on his field of expertise, for which he was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics.

"For decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves" read in part the motivation of the recognition that he shared along with Rainer Weiss and Kip Thorne.

The purpose of the invitation and the professor’s visit to the school was creating an interest in different societal and scientific matters, among both students as well as staff on Kungsholmens Gymnasium. The schedule for the event was approved by the Nobel Foundation.

(Fotograf: Erik Hu, klass NA16EC)