Prize announcement

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.

“This is a discovery of the universe, in a sense.”

Immediately after the announcement, 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.”

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MLA style: Prize announcement. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2019. Mon. 21 Oct 2019. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2019/prize-announcement/>

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