Nobel Prize 2019 for Physics goes to researchers of solar system
New Delhi : The 2019 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to Canadian-American physicist James Peebles, and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
James Peebles has been awarded for "theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology", and Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz shared the award for "the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star."
"My advice to young people entering science: you should do it for the love of science ... You should enter science because you are fascinated by it," said James Peebles on Tuesday, soon after the announcement.
2019 #NobelPrize laureate James Peebles took on the cosmos, with its billions of galaxies and galaxy clusters. His theoretical framework, developed over two decades, is the foundation of our modern understanding of the universe’s history, from the Big Bang to the present day. pic.twitter.com/fly4alndv9— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 8, 2019
In 1995, the astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz had discovered the first exoplanet which was seen orbiting a solar type star, 51 Pegasi.
The discovery by 2019 #NobelPrize laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz started a revolution in astronomy and over 4,000 exoplanets have since been found in the Milky Way. Strange new worlds are still being discovered, with an incredible wealth of sizes, forms and orbits. pic.twitter.com/nqhJcJGJTv— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 8, 2019
The prize money amounts to 9 million krona (about $914,000) which will be equally splitted between the James Peebles and the other half shared by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz. The winners will also receive a gold medal, a diploma.
The medals will be awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm on December 10, the death anniversary of dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel, who created the prizes in his will.