Nobel Prize winner joins UCR faculty

By on September 9, 2018

Barry C. Barish, co-winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics, has joined UC Riverside’s faculty.

Formerly the Linde Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology, Barish began working at UC Riverside Sept. 1, according to a statement.

In 2015, Barish was part of a three-member team that discovered gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein more than 100 years ago.

He was named a professor at Caltech in 1966 and Linde Professor in 1991, according to the statement.

UCR now has two Nobel Prize winners on its faculty. In July, Richard Schrock, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced he had accepted UCR’s inaugural George K. Helmkamp Founder’s Chair in Chemistry.