Scientists Roger Penrose, Reinhard GenzelAnd Andrea Ghez Win Nobel Prize In Physics

On the 6th of October, three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics, 2020. 

The trio scientists won the prize “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the General Theory of Relativity.”

According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Roger Penrose from England,would receive half of the honorarium of this year’s prize.

Goran K. Hansson, the Royal Swedish Academy’s Secretary General, said Reinhard Genzel of Germany and American physicist Andrea Ghez, would share the second half of the prize.

Mr. Hansson said the prizes celebrate “one of the most exotic objects in the universe black holes, which have become a staple of science fiction and science fact and where time even seems to stand still.”

Roger Penrose using mathematical calculations and Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, proved the black hole concept and its possible formation.

Meanwhile, Mr. Genzel and Ms.. Ghez looked at the dust covered centre of our Milky Way Galaxy where something strange was going on, several stars moving around something they couldn’t see.

Now with this discovery scientists know that all galaxies have supermassive black holes.

The winner of the Nobel Prize would get a gold medal and prize money of 10 million Swedish kronor (more than USD 1.1 million,)

On the 5th of October, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize for Physiology and Medicine to Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British born scientist Michael Houghton for discovering the liver ravaging hepatitis C virus.

The other prizes in the fields of Chemistry, Literature, Peace and Economics are yet to be announced.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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