- Title: Peebles, Mayor, Queloz win Nobel physics prize for discoveries in astronomy
- Date: 8th October 2019
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (OCTOBER 8, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** (SOUNDBITE) (English and Swedish) ROYAL SWEDISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SECRETARY GENERAL, GORAN K. HANSSON, SAYING: "This year's prize goes for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's place in the cosmos. / TRANSLATING STATEMENT INTO SWEDISH / (English) The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has today decided to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics with one half to James Peebles for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology, and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star."
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- Keywords: Nobel Prize physics Nobel physics prize Nobel winner James Peebles Michel Mayor Didier Queloz
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Science
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Scientists James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking work in astronomy, the award-giving body said on Tuesday (October 8).
Peebles was awarded half the prize for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology, while Mayor and Queloz shared the other half for their discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.
On awarding the 9 million Swedish crowns ($910,000), the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences this year's Laureates have transformed the world's ideas about the cosmos.
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