- Title: Nobel physics prize winner Michel Mayor arrives at astrobiology centre
- Date: 9th October 2019
- Summary: TORREJON DE ARDOZ, SPAIN (OCTOBER 9, 2019) (REUTERS) SWISS SCIENTIST AND PHYSICS NOBEL PRIZE WINNER MICHEL MAYOR WALKING DOWN STEPS/ BEING GREETED BY PHOTOGRAPHER VARIOUS OF MAYOR STANDING OUTSIDE ASTROBIOLOGY CENTRE WITH OTHERS
- Embargoed: 23rd October 2019 08:40
- Keywords: Physics Nobel Prize winner Michel Mayor arrival Astrobiology Centre Nobel
- Location: TORREJON DE ARDOZ, SPAIN
- City: TORREJON DE ARDOZ, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Science
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- Story Text: Swiss scientist Michel Mayor arrived to deliver a lecture at an astrobiology centre in Spain on Wednesday (October 9), a day after being awarded a Nobel Prize for Physics.
Mayor and his colleague Didier Queloz, of Switzerland's University of Geneva and Britain's Cambridge University, won half of the 9-million-Swedish-crown ($910,000) prize for the first discovery of a planet outside our own solar system, a so-called "exoplanet", in 1995.
The other half of the prize was awarded to Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles of Princeton University in the United States for interpreting trace radiation from the infancy of the universe.
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