Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for discovery of dark matter, exoplanets

09 Octobre, 2019, 15:26 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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'Our ascertain of our web page within the universe will in no blueprint be the the same again'. "We are in this for the joy of research, the fascination, the love of science".

In 1995, Mayor and Queloz discovered the first exoplanet, 51 Pegasi b, and while at the Haute-Provence Observatory in southern France.

Thunberg's category, the victor of which will be announced on Friday, is one of five created by Alfred Nobel in his third and last will in 1895, which left much of his wealth to establishing a prize for those who "conferred the greatest benefit to humankind" during the preceding year.

"Through his work and new ways to observe and measure our universe, cosmology evolved into a science of precision", Larsson said.

"We opened a new window in astrophysics - we demonstrated that there are other planets like the ones we have orbiting our solar system", he said. He said scientists "are absolutely certain that a lot of these planets have good conditions for life". The economics prize will be awarded on October 14.

James Peebles, a Winnipeg-born cosmologist who correctly predicted the discovery of a remote signal from the very early universe, has won the Nobel Prize in physics, making him the third Canadian to win the coveted award in five years.

The prize, whose past recipients include Albert Einstein and Marie Curie, will be announced on Tuesday. Queloz also works at the University of Cambridge in Britain.

Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, an emeritus professor at Princeton University, received for his theoretical discoveries in cosmology, about what took place quickly after the Wide Bang that at final led to the formation of galaxies and the universe as we comprehend it. In the decades since, scientists have found thousands more of these exoplanets, and astronomers now think our universe contains more planets than stars.

Peebles shares the 2019 prize with two other physicists, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

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The Swiss scientists continued to investigate, and 12 years after their initial success they discovered Gliese 581 c, a potentially Earth-like planet orbiting the red dwarf star, Gliese 581.

"He's known to be a big thinker", says Christopher O'Dea, a physics professor at the University of Manitoba, "Peebles has been retired for (********************************************************) years, but he says he has a "relaxed rate" because he enjoys it".

The Big Bang Theory fans have reason to rejoice at the hug shoutout considering the finale featured a Nobel Prize acceptance.

The prize amount is 9 million Swedish kroner, or about $908,280, and Peebles receives half of the award.

The secretary-general of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Goran Hansson as per reports in phys.org said that Big Bang Theory was a "fantastic achievement" in bringing the "world of science to laptops and living rooms around the world".

Yesterday the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza for their work in untangling how cells in the body sense and adapt to different oxygen levels.

Two literature laureates are to be announced Thursday, because last year's award was suspended after a scandal rocked the Swedish Academy.

On Friday the action moves to Norway where the Peace Prize is awarded, with bookies predicting a win for Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on betting sites such as Ladbrokes.

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