Nobel Physics Prize in Physics: 2019

Published: October 9, 2019

Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for exploring the evolution of the universe and discovering a new kind of planet, with solving the mystery of life beyond Earth.

Nobel Prize winners

  • Canadian-born James Peebles, an emeritus professor at Princeton University, won for his theoretical discoveries in cosmology.
  • Swiss star-gazers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz both of the University of Geneva were honoured for finding an exoplanet- a planet outside our solar system

Know about Nobel Prize

It is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances.

The will of the Swedish chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. The prizes are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards available in their respective fields.