Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 awarded Prof. Sir Roger Penrose and Prof. Reihard Genzel#



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Prof. Sir Roger Penrose (Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, UK), member of the Mathematics section of the Academia Europaea, is the 2020 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity (that is, can be inferred from Einstein’s theory by a rigorous mathematical reasoning).#









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Prof. Reinhard Genzel (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany and University of California, Berkeley, USA), member of the Earth and Cosmic Sciences section of the Academia Europaea, is the 2020 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.#



The Nobel prize is awarded with one half to Prof. Penrose and the other half jointly to Professor Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
Press release, The Nobel Prize



The Academia Europaea expresses its most sincere congratulations to Prof. Penrose and Prof. Genzel, for such an achievement crowning extraordinary brilliant careers in science.#



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