Nobel per la fisica al cosmologo Peebles e agli astronomi Mayor e Queloz

Il premio Nobel per la fisica è stato assegnato a James Peebles per le sue “scoperte teoriche nella cosmologia fisica” e congiuntamente a Michel Mayor e Didier per “la scoperta di un esopianeta in orbita attorno a una stella simile al sole”.

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BREAKING NEWS The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics “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” and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.” This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics rewards new understanding of the universe’s structure and history, and the first discovery of a planet orbiting a solar-type star outside our solar system. James Peebles took on the cosmos, with its billions of galaxies and galaxy clusters. His theoretical framework, which he developed over two decades, starting in the mid-1960s, is the foundation of our modern understanding of the universe’s history, from the Big Bang to the present day. Peebles’ discoveries have led to insights about our cosmic surroundings, in which known matter comprises just five percent of all the matter and energy contained in the universe. The remaining 95 percent is hidden from us. This is a mystery and a challenge to modern physics. Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have explored our home galaxy, the Milky Way, looking for unknown worlds. In 1995, they made the very first discovery of a planet outside our solar system, an exoplanet, orbiting a solar-type star. Their discovery challenged our ideas about these strange worlds and led to a revolution in astronomy. The more than 4,000 known exoplanets are surprising in their richness of forms, as most of these planetary systems look nothing like our own, with the Sun and its planets. These discoveries have led researchers to develop new theories about the physical processes responsible for the birth of planets. This year’s laureates have transformed our ideas about the cosmos. #NobelPrize #NobelPrizeAnnouncements #NobelPrize2019 #PhysicsPrize #physics #space #research #science #nobellaureate #award #achievement #discovery #ouruniverse #planets #exoplanet #cosmos #universe #galaxy #milkyway #star #stars #cosmology

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“Quest’anno il premio Nobel per la fisica ricompensa una nuova comprensione della struttura e della storia dell’universo e la prima scoperta di un pianeta che orbita intorno a una stella simile al sole fuori da sistema solare – ha scritto su Twitter il comitato Nobel dell’Accademia svedese delle scienze – le scoperte hanno cambiato per sempre la nostra concezione del mondo”.