Nanometrics instrumentation contributed directly to Nobel prize winning physics!


The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three US scientists for their roles in detecting gravity waves, which was achieved for the first time in September 2015. Nanometrics' Trillium 240 seismometers played a part in this important experiment, measuring ground motion in the massive LIGO detectors and feeding that back to actively cancel out vibrations in the detecting mirrors and lasers.

See the Nobel prize CBC news article and our February 2016 web news announcement for more information.


Trillium 240 seismometerLIGO detector

For more information, contact: Mairi Miller, Marketing Manager, Nanometrics Inc.  I  I  +1 613 505 5159