Nobel Physics Prize goes to Canadian-American and two Swiss scientists

AFP . Stockholm | Update:

Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics (Bottom L-R) Chair of the Nobel Committee Mats Larsson, Secretary General of the Academy Goran K Hansson, and Ulf Danielsson sit in front of a screen displaying the portraits of the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics (Up L-R) Canadian-American James Peebles, Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on 8 October 2019 in Stockholm. Photo: AFPCanadian-American James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for their work in cosmology, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

Peebles won one-half of the prize "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology," while Mayor and Queloz shared the other half "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star," professor Goran Hansson, secretary general of the academy, told a press conference.

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