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Nobel Prize in Physics goes to James Peebles, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz
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Nobel Prize in Physics goes to James Peebles, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz

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Stockholm, 08 Oct 2019: The 2019 Nobel Prize for physics was awarded on Tuesday to Canadian-American physicist James Peebles, and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

James Peebles won one half of the prize for "theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology", and the other half was jointly shared by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for "the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star."

James Peebles's "theoretical framework, developed over two decades, is the foundation of our modern understanding of the universe's history, from the Big Bang to the present day," said the official Twitter handle of the Nobel Prize.

2019 Nobelprize laureate James Peebles took on the cosmos, with its billions of galaxies and galaxy clusters. His theoretical framework, developed over two decades, is the foundation of our modern understanding of the universe’s history, from the Big Bang to the present day.