NEW DELHI: The 2020 Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to Roger Penrose for region discovery and Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for locating “a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”
The three laureates share this year’s Nobel prize in Physics for his or her discoveries about one among the foremost exotic phenomena within the universe, the region, the Nobel committee said.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2020 #NobelPrize in Physics with one half to Roger Penrose and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez. pic.twitter.com/MipWwFtMjz
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 6, 2020
Roger Penrose invented ingenious mathematical methods to explore Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. He showed that the idea results in the formation of black holes, those monsters in time and space that capture everything that enters them.
Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez discovered that an invisible and very heavy object governs the orbits of stars at the centre of our galaxy. A supermassive region is the only currently known explanation.
Last year’s prize visited Canadian-born cosmologist James Peebles for theoretical work about the first moments after the large bang, and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for locating a planet outside our system.
The prestigious award comes with a trophy and prize of 10 million Swedish kronor (more than $1.1 million), courtesy of a gift left 124 years ago by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Nobel. the quantity was increased recently to regulate for inflation.
On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize for physiology and medicine to Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton for locating the liver-ravaging hepatitis C virus.
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