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James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz share Nobel Prize for Physics

8 Oct 2019, 09:45 UTC
James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz share Nobel Prize for Physics
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James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics.
Peebles has won for “theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”. Mayor and Queloz have won for “the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star”.
The prize is worth SEK 9m (about £740,000). Peebles will get one half of the prize and Mayor and Queloz will share the other half.
The new laureates will gather in Stockholm on 10 December, where they will receive their medals at a ceremony in Stockholm.
Peebles, 84, was born in Winnipeg, Canada and

Stay tuned for more information on the 2019 prize. If you are curious about what it is like to be a winner, check out our exclusive interview with Donna Strickland, “Life as a new Nobel laureate“.

Physics World‘s Nobel prize coverage is supported by Oxford Instruments Nanoscience, a leading supplier of research tools for the development of quantum technologies, advanced materials and nanoscale devices. Visit nanoscience.oxinst.com to find out more

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