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The owner of a Jerusalem auction house holds up a note on happiness written by Albert Einstein in 1922. The note, which Einstein gave to a courier in lieu of a tip, sold for $1.56 million on Tuesday to an anonymous buyer. Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this photo provided by the University of Chicago, Richard Thaler poses for a photo with his books at his home in Chicago after winning the Nobel prize in economics, on Monday. Anne Ryan/AP hide caption

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Einstein realized that if masses moved about, the deformations in space would also move about, propagating like waves, somewhat like what happens when you throw a rock on a pond. But, gravity being such a weak force, the effect is truly tiny and needs something very dramatic to create a signal we can detect here. This is exactly what was found by LIGO and the Nobel winners. traveler1116/Getty Images hide caption

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Nobel Committee for Physics members announce the 2017 Nobel Prize winners at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The laureates are (from left) Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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They Proved Einstein Right; Now They've Won The 2017 Physics Nobel Prize

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Winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine were shown on a screen at Monday's announcement. From left to right: Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Matthew Rockloff and Nancy Greer give their acceptance speech after winning the Ig Nobel Economics Prize during ceremonies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday. The pair won for their experiments to see how contact with a live crocodile affects a person's willingness to gamble. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Singer Bob Dylan Finally Gets His Nobel Prize

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Bob Dylan, who announced he would accept in person the Nobel Prize for Literature, was silent after it was announced he would receive the prize. Boris Horvat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Star Wars has devoted fans who dress up like their favorite characters, but now Lucasfilm, the film's parent company, is saying the New York Jedi and Lightsaber Academy went too far. Lucasfilm filed a lawsuit in which it noted that the academy's logos were too similar to the logos used in the film. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Luke Perry Makes The Cover Of AARP

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A Nobel In Literature For Bob Dylan, Whose Words Transcend Form

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Winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, economists Oliver Hart (left) and Bengt Holmström, are displayed on a screen at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Monday. They won the prize for their work on contract theory. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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