Three physicists received this 12 months’s Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discoveries associated black holes.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences stated that Briton Roger Penrose will obtain half of this 12 months’s prize “for the invention that black gap formation is a strong prediction of the final concept of relativity.”
Goran Okay. Hansson, the academy’s secretary-general, stated German Reinhard Genzel and American Andrea Ghez will obtain the second half of the prize “for the invention of a supermassive compact object on the heart of our galaxy.”
It is not uncommon for a number of scientists who labored in associated fields to share the prize. Final 12 months’s prize went to Canadian-born cosmologist James Peebles for theoretical work concerning the early moments after the Huge Bang, and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for locating a planet outdoors our photo voltaic system.
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The celebrated award comes with a gold medal and prize cash of 10 million Swedish kronor (greater than $1.1 million), courtesy of a bequest left 124 years in the past by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. The quantity was elevated just lately to regulate for inflation.
On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize for physiology and drugs to Individuals Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton for locating the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus.
The opposite prizes are for excellent work within the fields of chemistry, literature, peace and economics.