Hyderabad: The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded one half to James Peebles for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.
The Royal Swedish Academy of sciences has award the Nobel prize in physics jointly to the three of them for their contributions in the field of physics.
This year’s Nobel prize in physics rewards new understanding of the universe’s structure and history, and the first discovery of a planet orbiting a solar-type star outside our solar system.
James Peebles’ insights into physical cosmology have enriched the field of research and laid a foundation for the transformation of cosmology over the last 50 years, from speculation to science. James was able to interpret these traces from the infancy of the universe and discover new physical processes.
In October 1995, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz announced the first discovery of a planet outside our solar system, an exoplanet, orbiting a solar-type star in our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
This discovery started a revolution in astronomy, and over 4,000 exoplanets were found in the Milky Way.
This year’s laureates have transformed our ideas about the cosmos while James Peebles’ theoretical discoveries contributed to our understanding of how the universe evolved after the Big Bang theory.
Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz explored our cosmic neighbourhoods on the hunt for unknown planets. Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world.
A prize amount of 9 million Swedish Krona (642,600,000 INR) has been awarded one half to James Peebles and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.