Nobel laureates in Physics: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Zhores Alferov passes away

Dr. Zhores Alferov (88), a Russian physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, has passed away on 2nd of March in St Petersburg. In 2000, Alferov received the Nobel Prize in Physics together with US scientists Jack Kilby and Herbert Kroemer, for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed-and optoelectronics. He was the first Russian to win a ..

2018 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded

American scientist Arthur Ashkin, French engineer Gerard Mourou and Canadian professor Donna Strickland have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in the field of laser physics. Dr. Ashkin has been awarded the Prize “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems. Dr. Mourou and Dr. Strickland have been awarded ..

Marie Curie voted as most influential woman in history as per recent Readers of BBC History magazine poll

Nobel prize winning scientist Marie Curie was the most influential woman in this poll. The magazine ranked Polish born Curie at the top of a list of 100 women who changed the world, for her role in treating cancer.

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to three US scientists – Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to three US scientists – Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish – for the detection of gravitational waves. The ripples were predicted by Albert Einstein and are a fundamental consequence of his General Theory of Relativity. The winners are members of the ..

CERN physicists discover the GOD Particle

In the field of Physics a quantum jump was made as the scientists at the Switzerland’s CERN research centre near Geneva discovered a sub-atomic particle ‘Higgs boson’, prevalently known as the “God particle”, conceived to be an essential building block that contributed to the shaping of the universe. A declaration to this effect was made ..

Nobel prize – Physics

Charles Kao, Willard Boyle and George Smith, fathers of fibre optics and digital imaging, won the 2009 Nobel prize for physics . Charles K Kao: Born in Shanghai in Nov. 1933 Chinese pioneer in the use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Widely regarded as the “Father of Fiber Optic Communications”. Shared 2009 Nobel Prize in ..

Quick News Today for Exams : 2008 Award List

Awards & Prizes 20081. IIFA best film Award: Chak de India 2. IIFA Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema : Shyam Benegal 3. IIFA Outstanding contribution to International Cinema : AR Rahman 4. IIFA Best Actor : Shahrukh Khan 5. IIFA Best Actress : Kareena Kapoor (Jab we Met) 6. United Nations Public Service Award : ..