Nobel prize-linked physicist joins University of Rhode Island faculty

ROBERT COYNE joined the University of Rhode Island as a physics lecturer this fall. Coyne is one of 1,200 international scientists involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, select members of which were awarded the Noble Prize in physics in October for their discovery of two neutron stars colliding 130 million light years away, which included detection of gravitational waves. / COURTESY ROBERT COYNE
ROBERT COYNE joined the University of Rhode Island as a physics lecturer this fall. Coyne is one of 1,200 international scientists involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, select members of which were awarded the Noble Prize in physics in October for their discovery of two neutron stars colliding 130 million light years away, which included detection of gravitational waves. / COURTESY ROBERT COYNE
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Robert Coyne, one of 1,200 international scientists involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, joined the University of Rhode Island as a physics lecturer earlier this fall. “LIGO is an enormous group of scientists all interested in a common goal – doing astronomy with gravitational waves,” said Coyne, who joined in 2013,…
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