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MIT Physics Professor Becomes 89th At School To Win Nobel Prize04:00
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Rainer Weiss at his home in Newton, Mass. on Tuesday. (Josh Reynolds/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Rainer Weiss at his home in Newton, Mass. on Tuesday. (Josh Reynolds/AP)

On Tuesday, MIT Professor Emeritus Rainer Weiss became the 89th person at the school to win a Nobel Prize.

It was the second time in two days a Boston area scientist has been honored by the Swedish Nobel Foundation.

WBUR's Bruce Gellerman reports.

This segment aired on October 3, 2017.

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