The Relativity and Gravitation Group Onda Cero award for Science and Research

26 February, 2016

The V Onda Cero Mallorca Award winners have already been selected. The jury of this edition, composed of twenty distinguished representatives of the mallorquin society, has awarded this recognition to persons and groups having stood out by their work inside and outside the islands in seventeen different categories.

The Onda Cero Mallorca 2016 award for Science and Research, sponsored by Quely, has gone to the Relativity and Gravitation Group of the University of the Balearic Islands, for being the only spanish group having participated in the first detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. This detection has confirmed an important prediction of the theory of General Relativity that Albert Einstein published in 1915 and has opened an unprecedented new window to the cosmos.


With the objective to pay homage to all the award winners, the award ceremony will be celebrated monday, 14th of March at 7:30pm in the Auditorium de Palma de Mallorca, another year, thanks to the collaboration of the Ferragut family. The Onda Cero journalists Javier Ruíz Taboada and Elka Dimitrova will be the presenters of this ceremony.

The awards of this edition are sponsored, among other businesses and institutions, by Air Europa, Quely, Porto Pi Centro Comercial, Grupo Piñero, Fundació La Caixa, Endesa, Instituto de Fertilidad, Balearia, EMAYA, Quirón Salud, Barceló Viajes, Xino’s Pedro Mesquida, Tiendas Bed’s, THB Hotels and Asima. The Consell Insular de Mallorca is institutional collaborator.

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