The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded collectively to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez on Tuesday for his or her discoveries which have bettered understanding of the universe, together with work on black holes.
Mr. Penrose was awarded half of the prize “for the invention that black gap formation is a strong prediction of the overall concept of relativity,” the committee said.
The second half was break up between Mr. Genzel and Ms. Ghez “for the invention of a supermassive compact object on the middle of our galaxy,” the committee said.
Who else received a Nobel Prize this yr?
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice on Monday obtained the prize for his or her discovery of the hepatitis C virus. The Nobel committee said the three scientists had “made possible blood tests and new medicines that have saved millions of lives.”