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Nobel Prize in Physics: How the first exoplanet around a sun-like star was discovered

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This award marks a long-awaited recognition of one of the greatest revolutions in modern astronomy, one that has radically changed our perception of our place in the universe

'EXOPLANET'. Artist impression of the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b. ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger, CC BY-SA

Dark matter, exoplanet discoveries win 2019 Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 08, 2019 - 6:12 PM

(UPDATED) 'Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world,' according to the jury

WINNERS. Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics (Bottom L-R) Chair of the Nobel Committee Mats Larsson, Secretary General of the Academy Goran K Hansson, and Ulf Danielsson sit in front of a screen displaying the portraits of the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics (Up L-R) Canadian-American James Peebles, Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 8, 2019 in Stockholm. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Trio wins Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:38 PM

(UPDATED) For their work in the field of laser physics, Arthur Askin of the US, and the tandem of France's Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland of Canada, share the Nobel Prize

NOBEL WINNERS. A screen displays portraits of Arthur Ashkin of the United States, Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland of Canada during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 2, 2018 in Stockholm. Photo by Hanna Franzen

Blank page for Nobel Literature Prize in 2018 awards season

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Without the Literature Prize, this year's other high-profile Nobel is the Peace Prize, to be announced in Oslo on Friday, October 5

U.S. trio wins physics Nobel for detection of waves from black hole collisions

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) US astrophysicists Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss win the 2017 Nobel Physics Prize for their discovery of gravitational waves

WINNERS. Laureates (L-R) Rainer Weiss, Barry C Barish and Kip S Thorne are pictured on a display during the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize winners in Physics on October 3, 2017, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Nobel 2017 season opens with medicine prize

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Like every year, speculation is rife about the possible winners, given the number of worthy laureates in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics

In this file photo, a portrait of Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel can be seen on the speaker's desk at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm, prior to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 3, 2016. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

British trio awarded Physics Nobel for work on 'exotic matter'

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED David J Thouless F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz share the 2016 Physics Nobel for their work on theoretical discoveries of topological phase transition and topological phases of matter

Thouless, Haldane, Kosterlitz. Illustrations by Niklas Elmehed / Photo courtesy the Nobel Foundation

Gravitational waves, dark matter eyed for Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 04, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The physics prize is the second of the Nobels to be awarded after the medicine prize

Artist's illustration of two black holes merging. Image courtesy LIGO/Caltech

Nobel medicine prize opens 2016 awards season

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:26 PM

As always predicting the names of the winners is a game of chance especially given the number of people worthy of the honors

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Nobel Science 2014: the way we 'where,' the way we see

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] The Nobel winners for science this year revolutionized the way we understand how we know where we are and the way we literally see

Japan Nobel winner is salaryman who took on bosses

Oct 09, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Shuji Nakamura was initially paid less than 200 for his groundbreaking and Nobel winning research on blue LED – and he stood up to his employer to get what he deserved

VINDICATED. Japanese-American professor Shuji Nakamura from the University of California at Santa Barbara in his office at UCSB in Goleta, California, USA, 07 October 2014. Michael Nelson/EPA

LEDs: A light-bulb moment that is changing the world

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Achievements in the lab by 3 Japanese scientists – now Nobel Prize winners – are being turned into benefits for Earth s beleaguered climate system

Photo taken on June 11, 2008 in Taipei shows a vistor walking past a Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights pannel displayed at the World Trade Center during the Photonics Festival. Sam Yeh/AFP

Japanese trio awarded 2014 physics Nobel for energy-saving LED tech

Oct 07, 2014 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED When Isamu Akasaki Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura produced bright blue light beams from their semi conductors in the early 1990s they triggered a fundamental transformation of lighting technology

NOBEL AWARDEES. (L-R) Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki, and Hiroshi Amano. Nakamura photo by Michael Nelson/EPA; Akasaki and Amano photos courtesy Nagoya University

Higgs Boson scientists win the Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 08, 2013 - 7:39 PM

Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium won the Nobel Physics Prize for the discovery of the the Higgs Boson

NOBEL LAUREATES. A combo of recent pictures taken on July 4, 2012 at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) offices in Switzerland shows British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs (L) and Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert. AFP / Fabrice Coffrini

'God Particle' in focus as Nobel season kicks off

Oct 07, 2013 - 10:25 AM

The breadth of the field of candidates exemplifies how the Nobel Prize recognizes both intellectual struggle with the fundamental riddles of nature

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX - Berit Roald

[Science Solitaire] Aliens encounter the Nobel Prizes 2012

Dec 13, 2012 - 3:39 PM

The reason that the aliens and I should avoid Congress and the Senate is because my blood pressure rises when I think about what goes on in those spaces

French, American scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 09, 2012 - 5:52 PM

Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the US won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday October 9 for work in quantum physics that could one day open the way to supercomputers

PHYSICS PRIZE WINNERS. Serge Haroche and David Wineland, winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics. (Haroche photo courtesy of the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris; Wineland photo courtesy of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology)

'God particle' discovery poses Nobel dilemma

Oct 07, 2012 - 9:53 AM

A dilemma for the Nobel jury: Should Physics prize go to Higgs boson discovery? If so who should get it?

Proton-proton collision in the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment producing four high-energy muons (red lines). The event shows characteristics expected from the decay of a Higgs boson but it is also consistent with background Standard Model physics processes. Photo courtesy of CERN/CMS