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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

 
On October 6th, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics with one half to Roger Penrose, from the University of Oxford (UK) “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”, and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel, from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching (Germany) and the University of California, Berkeley, (USA) and Andrea Ghez, from the University of California, Los Angeles (USA) “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”.