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Laureates Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez have been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics for discoveries related to black hole formation (Penrose) and of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way (Genzel and Ghez). Penrose, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, will receive half of this year’s winner’s prize, totaling more than $1.1 million; Genzel, acting director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and University of California, and Ghez, professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, will share the other half.
Penrose earns the prestigious honor “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of…READ MORE