Nobel Prize for Physics
Awarded for 'Ground-Breaking'
Three scientists — Michel
Mayor, Didier Queloz and
James Peebles — were announced as
the winners of the Nobel during Stockholm ceremony.
Queloz and Mayor's work
in discovering a planet that
orbits a star much like our sun
was honored by the committee.
I'm a bit shocked right now, I'm still trying to digest what it means, Didier Queloz, Nobel Prize Recipient, via BBC
Known as 51 Pegasi b, the exoplanet
discovered by Mayor and Queloz
was the first found to be orbiting
a sun similar to Earth's.
James Peeples' work concerning the
evolution of the universe was honored.
It's a life's work, James Peeples, Nobel Prize Recipient, via BBC.
The recipients of the Nobel Prize
for Physics will split the 9 million
kroner cash award.
is equal to roughly $900,000