Nobel Prizes

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics: Black holes and the centre of our galaxy

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The second of the science Nobel Prizes awarded this year was in Physics. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was awarded with one half to Roger Penrose, “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”, and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”.

To read about the science behind the prize in more detail, check out the Nobel Prize press release here, or the more detailed scientific background here.

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