Professors Michel Mayor (Faculty of Sciences UNIGE) and Didier Queloz (Faculty of Science UNIGE / Cambridge University) both members of PlanetS share the Wolf Prize for Physics 2017. This distinction, considered one of the most prestigious after the Nobel Prize in physics, Is attributed for their discovery of the first extra-solar planet in 1995, while they were both researchers at UNIGE.
Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz
Laureates of 2017 Wolf prize: http://www.wolffund.org.il/index.php?dir=site&page=content&cs=3142&langpage=heb&language=eng
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