Nobel ceremonies go low-key this year because of coronavirus
In this Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, photo provided by Nobel Prize Outreach, Louise Glck stands beside the medal awarded to her for the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature outside her home in Cambridge, Mass. The pomp and ceremony of the Nobel prize ceremonies were altered this year amid measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Daniel Ebersole/ Nobel Prize Outreach via AP)STOCKHOLM – The pomp and ceremony of the Nobel prize ceremonies have been reined in this year amid measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Instead, their achievements will be recognized and rewarded at low-key ceremonies where they live and work in Europe and the United States. A Nobel prize comes with a 10-milion krona ($1.1 million) cash award — to be shared in some cases — diplomas and gold medals.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in physics awarded for work on black holes. An astrophysicist explains the trailblazing discoveries
But if black holes exist and are truly black, how exactly would we ever be able to make an observation? Andrea Ghez is only the fourth woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Those equations that Penrose derived in 1965 have been used by physicists studying black holes ever since. Indeed, since Penrose’s work in the 1960s, numerous black holes have been identified. This is considered the most convincing evidence of a black hole at the center of our galaxy.space.com
Nobel Prize in physics awarded to 3 scientists for their black hole discoveries
The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for their work involving one of the cosmos's most mysterious, darkest, secrets — black holes. Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announces the winners of the Nobel Prize in physics on Oct. 6, 2020. (Image credit: Nobel Prize Foundation)Even so, his theory of general relativity predicts that gravity results from the warping of space-time. Last year's physics Nobel prize was awarded to three scientists for unraveling the structure and history of the universe and for changing humanity's perspective of our planet's place in it, Live Science previously reported . Penrose will receive half of the 10 million kronor (about $1.2 million) Nobel prize, while Ghez and Genzel will split the other half.space.com
3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole finds
This combination of 2020 and 2015 photos shows, from left, Reinhard Genzel, astrophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics; Andrea Ghez, professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, and Roger Penrose, of the University of Oxford. On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, they shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for advancing our understanding of black holes. (Matthias Balk/dpa, Elena Zhukova/UCLA, Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
Race to find black hole at the center of the Milky Way nets Nobel Prize in physics
It began as a high-stakes race to peer across 26,000 light years of space and find evidence of a supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Genzel said the contest itself helped persuade other physicists that the black hole results were real. AdvertisementTheir combined efforts provided solid experimental evidence that black holes are more than just a bizarre mathematical consequence of Einstein’s most famous work. Some researchers had theorized that it could be a supermassive black hole, but they didn’t know for sure. That was a strong sign that Sagittarius A* was a supermassive black hole, the team reported in 2000.latimes.com
3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole research
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, they shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for advancing our understanding of black holes. He said our galaxy and the galaxies near us “will ultimately get swallowed by one utterly huge black hole. “If you fall into a black hole, then you pretty well inevitably get squashed into this singularity at the end. It was a black hole. Not just an ordinary black hole, but a supermassive one, 4 million times the mass of our sun.