The most coveted Nobel Prize 2020 in Physics is announced! This time, it is awarded to Roger Penrose and jointly to Reinhard Genzel & Andrea Ghez. A panel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm announced the winners at IST 3.30 PM. The award, in particular is to honor their discoveries related to Black Hole.
Roger Penrose invented the theory leading to the Black Hole formation. Furthermore, he did so by exploring Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Robert Penrose certainly cemented the idea of how a black hole tears everything apart by the extreme gravity.
Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez discovered the presence of a massive and invisible object that governs the orbit of our stars. Moreover, they found that it is at the centre of our Galaxy. To sum up, presently we may explain it as a super massive black hole.
Many famous scientists including Albert Einstein (1921), Henry Bacquerel and Marie & Pierre Curie (1903) has won this prestigious award in the past. However, it is noteworthy that the current nobel prize winner worked on Einstein’s famous theory of relativity.
Here is a list of Physics Nobel Prize winners of the last decade
Michel Mayor & Didier Queloz
Gerard Mourou & Donna Strickland
|Rainer Weiss, Barry.C & Kip.S
|David J, F.Duncan & J.Michael
|Takaaki Kajita & Arthur B. McDonald
|Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano & Shuji Nakamura
|Francois Englert & Peter W. Higgs
|Serge Haroche & David J. Wineland
|Saul Perlmutter, Brian P, Adam G
|Andre Geim & Konstantin Novoselov
The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded 114 times between 1901 to 2020. Furthermore, the scientist John Bardeen received the award a mind boggling two times! Once in 1956 and later in 1972.
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