The Nobel Committee announced on Tuesday, October 6, this year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics. The jury decided to award the research done for “the darkest mysteries of the universe.”
The Nobel Prize in Physics was won this year by researchers Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez. They were rewarded for discovering that an invisible and extremely difficult object governs the way stars orbit the center of our galaxy. A supermassive black hole is the only known explanation today.
He also started from Einstein’s theories, and Roger Penrose, from the University of Oxford, invented ingenious mathematical methods to explore the general theory of relativity. He proved, among other things, that the general theory of relativity is a robust prediction of the formation of black holes.
Nobel Prize in Physics 2020
The other two Nobel laureates in physics this year, German Reinhard Genzel and American Andrea Ghez, were awarded for “discovering a supermassive object in the center of our galaxy.” The announcement was made late because “it took a while for me to get in touch with the laureates,” the committee secretary said. “The darkest mysteries of the universe,” he said, were in the spotlight this year as well.
“I hope I can inspire other women in the field. It is a field that offers a lot of satisfaction and, if you are passionate, many things can be done “, said Andrea Ghez after announcing the winners.
The value of the Nobel Prize is 9 million Swedish kronor (approximately 873,000 euros). It is divided if there are several winners of a single prize. Physics was the first field mentioned by Alfred Nobel in his will in 1895. At the end of the 19th century, many considered physics to be the most important of the sciences, and Nobel probably saw it as such. His own research was closely related to physics.
The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The 2020 season will continue on Wednesday, with the Chemistry Award. The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced on October 8, and for Peace, on October 9. The Riksbank Sveriges Prize in Economics, awarded in memory of Alfred Nobel, will be announced on October 12.
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This year, the awards ceremony will not take place in Stockholm due to the pandemic, and each winner will receive their diploma and medal in their country. It is the first time in 76 years that the ceremony will not take place.