Log in
E-mail
Password
Remember
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
Settings
Settings
Dynamic quotes 
OFFON

MarketScreener Homepage  >  Equities  >  Nasdaq  >  NVIDIA Corporation    NVDA

NVIDIA CORPORATION (NVDA)
My previous session
Most popular
  Report  
SummaryQuotesChartsNewsAnalysisCalendarCompanyFinancialsConsensusRevisions 
News SummaryMost relevantAll newsOfficial PublicationsSector newsTweets
OFFRE

Making Waves: Physicists Win Nobel Prize for GPU-Powered Gravity Wave Detection

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
10/04/2017 | 06:40am CEST

Thanks to an experiment powered in part by GPUs, three American physicists - Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne - have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.

The award cites the contributions the three physicists made to Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or 'LIGO,' a breakthrough experiment that detected gravitational waves for the first time, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted more than a century ago.

The waves - ripples in the fabric of space and time - are caused by events such as colliding black holes, making the ability to detect gravity waves key to better understanding our universe.

The Big Bang

GPUs played an important role in crunching the data collected by the twin LIGO observatories in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana, making the detection of the first gravitational waves in 2015 possible.

Researchers had just started up the most advanced version of LIGO when the vibrations from a massive pair of colliding black holes slammed the detectors in Louisiana and Washington with a rising tone, or 'chirp,' for a fifth of a second. The waves from that violent collision took about 1.3 billion years to reach the LIGO detectors.

In addition to confirming a core element of Einstein's theory of relativity, the discovery pioneered a new form of astronomy based on the study of gravitational waves.

In announcing the award in Stockholm, a Nobel Committee representative called it 'a discovery that shook the world.'

Since 2015, LIGO has detected three other gravitational waves, all generated by colliding black holes.

Scientists' Contributions

MIT's Rainer Weiss came up with the initial design for LIGO nearly 50 years ago. Weiss, the California Institute of Technology's Kip Thorne and the late Scottish physicist Ronald Drever spent decades trying to develop an instrument sensitive enough to detect a gravitational wave. Barry C. Barish, also of Caltech, brought the project to completion.

Today, LIGO contains the world's largest precision optical instruments and the world's second-largest vacuum systems. The two observatories were built with funding from the National Science Foundation and are operated by the California Institute of Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The large image of two black holes colliding is a simulation, courtesy of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) project and LIGO Caltech.

Nvidia Corporation published this content on 03 October 2017 and is solely responsible for the information contained herein.
Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 04 October 2017 04:39:06 UTC.

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
share via e-mail
0
Latest news on NVIDIA CORPORATION
04:28pATTENTION, DEVELOPERS : We’re Turning Up the Power of NVIDIA SDKs for Turi..
PU
09/19NVIDIA : How Deep Learning Can Help Doctors Navigate the Contours of Radiation T..
PU
09/18LEADING THE CHARGE TO AN ELECTRIC FU : Audi Unveils E-Tron SUV
PU
09/17SHAPELY BELL CURVE : NVIDIA Volta Tensor Core GPUs Power 5 of 6 Gordon Bell Fina..
PU
09/17ROBOT TAMER MADELINE GANNON : New Platform Will Bring Machines to Heel at Scale
PU
09/15NVIDIA : Reinforcement Learning ‘Really Works’ for AI Against Pro Ga..
PU
09/15IN THE EYE OF THE STORM : The Weather Channel Forecasts Hurricane Florence With ..
PU
09/14Leading Japanese Companies Select NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier for Next-Generatio..
AQ
09/14TESLA : NTT Adopting NVIDIA AI Platform to Power Company-Wide Artificial Intelli..
AQ
09/14NVIDIA : How MagLev Speeds Autonomous Vehicles to Superhuman Levels of Safety
PU
More news
News from SeekingAlpha
08:21aAnalyst notes mixed reviews on Nvidia's new GeForce; NVDA -1.2% 
09/19NVIDIA : The Most Overlooked Tech Stock 
09/18Nvidia's Inference Problem And Alarming Sell Side AI IQ 
09/18AMD : Dangerously Overpriced, Here's Why 
09/179/15/2018 : 10th Anniversary Of The Lehman Bankruptcy 
Financials ($)
Sales 2019 13 007 M
EBIT 2019 4 943 M
Net income 2019 4 565 M
Finance 2019 7 770 M
Yield 2019 0,23%
P/E ratio 2019 37,33
P/E ratio 2020 34,33
EV / Sales 2019 12,1x
EV / Sales 2020 10,4x
Capitalization 165 B
Chart NVIDIA CORPORATION
Duration : Period :
NVIDIA Corporation Technical Analysis Chart | MarketScreener
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends NVIDIA CORPORATION
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
TrendsBullishBullishBullish
Income Statement Evolution
Consensus
Sell
Buy
Mean consensus OUTPERFORM
Number of Analysts 34
Average target price 292 $
Spread / Average Target 7,3%
EPS Revisions
Managers
NameTitle
Jen-Hsun Huang President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Debora Shoquist Executive Vice President-Operations
Colette M. Kress Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
William James Dally Chief Scientist & Senior Vice President-Research
Tony Tamasi Senior Vice President-Content & Technology
Sector and Competitors
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
NVIDIA CORPORATION40.06%165 364
TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MFG. CO. LTD.--.--%217 473
INTEL CORPORATION-0.13%212 798
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS0.45%104 385
BROADCOM INC-5.88%99 967
MICRON TECHNOLOGY10.24%52 261