Reinhard Genzel


Reinhard Genzel preliminary portrait

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Reinhard Genzel
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

Born: 24 March 1952, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany

Affiliation at the time of the award: Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Prize motivation: “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”

Prize share: 1/4

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