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The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics

Posted in The Universe and Stuff with tags , , , on October 6, 2020 by telescoper

I don’t know about you but I was a bit surprised by this year’s announcement of the Physics Nobel Prize but that’s largely because it went to something cosmic last year and not because I disapprove in any way. Roger Penrose’s work in the 1960s on the black hole singularity theorems is rightly famous and the observational discovery of the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way is also more than worthy of recognition.

Congratulations to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez!