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City Colleges of Chicago Board Chair, Dr. Walter Massey, Attended Nobel Prize Ceremony, Skyped with Students from Sweden

12/8/2017 2:00 PM

Dr. Walter Massey, City Colleges of Chicago’s new board chair, was in Sweden attending the Nobel Prize for Physics award ceremony this week and skyped this morning with a group of CCC students.  

As a former director of the National Science Foundation, Dr. Massey worked to secure funding for a $205 million research project that resulted in the discovery of gravitational ripples created by the collision of two black holes 1.3 billion light-years away, a finding that resulted in the research team receiving the Nobel Prize this year. 

While in Sweden for the awards ceremony, Dr. Massey conducted a conversation with interested CCC students by Skype. Students gathered today at Malcolm X College to ask Dr. Massey questions about his experience at the ceremony, his contribution to the award-winning effort, and the impact of the discovery.

You can read more about Dr. Massey’s work, or watch a five minute video​ on the discovery.

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