Final Jeopardy 10/16/23 (The Nobel Prize in Physics) & Who Won Monday October 16 2023

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Today’s Final Jeopardy 10/16/2023 (The Nobel Prize in Physics) – Monday, October 16 2023

Barry Barish, who shared the 2017 prize for detecting gravitational waves, called his award “a win for” this predecessor

Today’s Final Jeopardy Answer – Monday, October 16 2023

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: Albert Einstein

Final Jeopardy Explanation – Monday, October 16 2023

In 2017, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves, a concept that was first theorized by Albert Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity in 1915. Barry Barish, who shared this honor with Rainer Weiss and Kip Thorne, described the award as a “win for Einstein.”

Einstein had hypothesized that cataclysmic cosmic events, like the collision of black holes, would produce ripples in the fabric of spacetime known as gravitational waves. For a long time, the technology needed to detect such faint ripples was not available. However, technological breakthroughs in laser and engineering fields eventually made detection possible, culminating in the historic 2016 announcement.

Barish, Weiss, and Thorne were all key figures in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, short for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. This ambitious project spanned decades and involved an international team of scientists and extensive research. The realization of Einstein’s theory through this experiment marked a significant milestone in the world of physics.

Today’s Jeopardy! Contestants – Monday, October 16 2023

wk5 1009 1013 saak homeJosh Saak is a Traffic Engineer from Boise, Idaho.
wk4 1002 1006 blanchette homeKendra Blanchette is a Registered Dietitian from Elk Grove, California.
wk4 1002 1006 reighard homeDane Reighard is a Writer & Editor from Los Angeles, California.

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Today’s Results & Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight – Monday, October 16 2023

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Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Josh Saak
Boise, Idaho
Traffic Engineer

Winning Score: $14,405
Round 2 Score: $11,800
Round 1 Score: $1,000
Kendra Blanchette
Elk Grove, California
Registered Dietitian

Final Score: $5,200
Round 2 Score: $10,200
Round 1 Score: $4,600
Dane Reighard
Writer & Editor
Los Angeles, California

Final Score: $7,800
Round 2 Score: $14,800
Round 1 Score: $4,400

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