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Peebles, Mayor, Queloz win Nobel physics prize for discoveries in astronomy
Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for shedding light on the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns.

 

Peebles, of Princeton University in the United States, was awarded half the 9-million-Swedish-crown ($910,000) prize while Mayor and Queloz, from the University of Geneva in Switzerland, shared the other half.

 

"This year's Laureates have transformed our ideas about the cosmos," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement accompanying the award.

 


פרסום ראשון: 10.08.19, 13:55