Nobel Prize in physics awarded for cosmic discoveries

Cheryl Sanders
October 9, 2019

"It was quite a joyride", Peebles said of his research career.

"He was in the physics hallways, walking around, learning similar things to what I'm learning right now", she said. "Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world", the secretary-general of the academy, Goran Hansson, said.

"I could make a difference with what I'm doing the way that he's made a difference in all of our lives". "I only spoke to her briefly and said, 'I got it, ' and she sounded she was so surprised that her knees nearly gave way".

"I hope that Sheldon and Amy are not too disappointed today", he stated.

"This year's laureates have contributed to answering fundamental questions about our existence", he said.

"People were very resistant, and rightly so in science -? you can't see the planet, you don't have a photo of one, you're just seeing the star, the effect on the star, so people wanted to put that effect (down) to something else". Whether they may be at all like life on our Earth, would be very hard for me to know. "I owe a lot to the University of Manitoba and a chunk will go to it".

As a child growing up in St. Boniface, Norwood and St.


Peebles' office is full of theses, books and plants, says Page, and he goes to group lunches with students in his department on Fridays.

"No", he said, "that's never come to my mind".

The award follows "a long, long period of work, with colleagues. We're all built in different ways, and that's my build".

A screen displays the portraits of the laureates of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics (L-R) James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden.

"Jim is a super pleasant, approachable guy". "Which particular step did I take?" "He's just a wonderful man".

"It's a prize that really tells us the fundamental truth about how cells work", he said.

The Big Bang Theory fans have reason to rejoice at the hug shoutout considering the finale featured a Nobel Prize acceptance. "His contribution is phenomenal".


Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have been jointly awarded the Nobel Prizeexternal link in Physics together with Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles for their work in furthering our understanding of the universe.

The Nobel committee said Peebles' theoretical framework about the cosmos - and its billions of galaxies and galaxy clusters - amounted to "the foundation of our modern understanding of the universe's history, from the Big Bang to the present day".

The Big Bang Theory ended on a high note with a 1-hour finale in May. The remainder includes a mixture of dark matter (25%), a mysterious form of matter that is invisible to traditional observational techniques, and dark energy (70%), which is thought to be the reason for the Universe's expansion.

Peebles, born April 25, 1935, in Manitoba, Canada, received his B.S. from University of Manitoba in 1958 and earned his Ph.D.in physics from Princeton in 1962.

The prize, whose past recipients include Albert Einstein and Marie Curie, will be announced on Tuesday.

The Economics Prize wraps up the Nobel season on Monday, October 14.


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