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Three scientists share Nobel physics prize for discoveries in cosmology

It is common for several scientists who worked in related fields to share the prize

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Nobel Prize 2018

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Three scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for advancing our understanding of black holes, the all-consuming monsters that lurk in the darkest parts of the universe.

Briton Roger Penrose received half of this year’s prize “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity," according to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. German Reinhard Genzel and American Andrea Ghez received the second half of the prize “for the discovery of a ...

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First Published: Tue, October 06 2020. 20:07 IST