The Nobel Prize in Physics 2002

Raymond Davis Jr.

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Prize share: 1/4

Masatoshi Koshiba

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Prize share: 1/4

Riccardo Giacconi

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Prize share: 1/2

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2002 was divided, one half jointly to Raymond Davis Jr. and Masatoshi Koshiba "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos" and the other half to Riccardo Giacconi "for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources"

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