Tuesday, October 8, 2019

2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

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Environmental & Science Education
History of Science
Edward Hessler

One-half of this the 2019 Nobel Prize in physics was made to James Peebles (Princeton University) for "theoretical discoveries in physcial cosmology." The other half was made jointly to retired University of Geneva physicist, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz University of Geneva and University of Cambridge for "discoveries of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.

You may learn more here which includes the press release announcing the awards, the scientific background and links to popular information. And in this short (6m 19s) video, Didier Queloz talks about the search for exoplanets.

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