Astrophysicists explaining universe's evolution share Nobel prize

  • Astrophysicists explaining universe's evolution share Nobel prize

Astrophysicists explaining universe's evolution share Nobel prize

Peebles, 84, shares the prize with Michel Mayor of the University of Geneva and Didier Queloz of the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Cambridge. "We can be very sure that as we discover new aspects of the expanding and evolving universe, we will be startled and amazed once again". "And now I'm here, standing on the shoulders of giants, and I hope to try and help advance science just like they did".

The cast of The Big Bang Theory.

It said that Mayor and Queloz announced the first discovery of a planet outside our own solar system, a so-called "exoplanet", starting a revolution in astronomy.

Thunberg's category, the victor of which will be announced on Friday, is one of five created by Alfred Nobel in his third and last will in 1895, which left much of his wealth to establishing a prize for those who "conferred the greatest benefit to humankind" during the preceding year. This work has shaped our modern understanding of the evolution of the universe.

Asked what he would tell young scientists, Peebles said they should follow their passion.

University of Manitoba professor Roger Dube, who got to know Peebles when the Nobel Prize-winning researcher was on his thesis committee, said he can't imagine someone more deserving of the accolades Peebles has received.

Peebles used his theoretical tools and calculations to interpret these traces from the beginning of our universe and discovered new physical processes.

More than 4,000 exoplanets have since been found in the Milky Way, and scientists think one out of every four or five stars have planets.

"Recently, earth-like planets with the possibility to host life have been discovered".

A Cambridge University planet hunter said on Tuesday that mankind could detect alien life within the next 30 years, after winning the Nobel prize.

Developed over two decades since the mid-1960s, Peebles' theoretical framework is "the basis of our contemporary ideas about the Universe". Peebles said he plans to give some money to charity and his family. The episode also showed two of the show's main lead characters, Sheldon and Amy win the Nobel prize in Physics as well.

The prize comes with a 9-million kronor ($918,000) cash award to be shared a gold medal and a diploma.

Goran K Hansson, centre, secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and academy members Mats Larsson, left, and Ulf Danielsson, announce the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics, during news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday Oct. 8, 2019.

On Friday the action moves to Norway where the Peace Prize is awarded, with bookies such as Ladbrokes backing Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. No prize was awarded past year amid sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Jean-Claude Arnault, the husband of an academy member and a recipient of academy funds, according to the Washington Post.