The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to the LIGO team for proving gravitational waves exist. Brian Greene explains both what gravitational waves are and also why this is so important.
Meanwhile Eddie Yong explains why the award didn't really go to the LIGO "team" but only to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish. All well deserving but the question remains - what about the rest of the team? I agree that's its time to make changes to how the Nobel Prize is awarded in science.