Nobel Prize Physics; Awarded to 3 scientists for ‘Black hole discoveries’

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for the discoveries about Black hole.The term “black hole” indicates to a point in space where matter is so compressed as to create a gravity field from which even light cannot escape.

Oxford University professor Roger Penrose had won half the prize of 1.1 million dollars for the discovery that ‘black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.’

University of California, Berkeley and Max Planck Institute Professor German Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez of the University of California, Los Angeles, shared the other half for the ‘discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.’

Ghez is the only fourth woman who won the Physics prize after Marie Curie, Maria Goeppert-Mayer and Donna Strickland.

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