Announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics by Professor Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 8 October 2019.
Interview about the awarded work
“This is a discovery of the universe, in a sense”
Immediately after the announcement on 8 October 2019, Professor Ulf Danielsson, Member of the Nobel Committee, was interviewed by freelance journalist Joanna Rose regarding the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos” with one half to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”, the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star”.
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
See them all presented here.