Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 announced

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was divided, one half awarded to Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity. The other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.

The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden.

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About Roger Penrose

  • Roger Penrose, born 1931 in Colchester, UK
  • PhD. 1957 from the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Professor at the University of Oxford, UK

About Reinhard Genzel

  • Reinhard Genzel, born 1952 in Bad Homburg vor der Hohe, Germany
  • PhD. 1978 from University of Bonn, Germany
  • Director at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

About Andrea Ghez

  • Andrea Ghez, born 1965 in City of New York, USA
  • PhD. 1992 from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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