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”.

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Male and Female Nobel Prize in Chemistry Winners

How many women have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry?

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Nobel Prize week is now done and dusted for another year. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2018) was awarded to scientists who used directed evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies, including Frances H Arnold. How many other women have won the prize since it started in 1901? This graphic takes a look at all of the winners! [Note: The graphic has now been updated to reflect the winners up to 2020]

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