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Three scientists won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved, and the Earth's place in it.
The prize was given to James Peebles "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology," and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star," said Prof. Goran Hansson, secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences that chooses the laureates.
Exoplanet - Planet - System
An exoplanet is a planet outside the solar system.
Hansson credited the three for their "contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe, and Earth's place in the cosmos."
Prize - Kronor - Cash - Award - Gold
The prize comes with a 9-million kronor ($918,000) cash award to be shared a gold medal and a diploma. The laureates receive them at an elegant ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10, the anniversary of the death of prize founder Alfred Nobel in 1896, together with five other Nobel winners. The sixth one, the peace prize, is handed out in Oslo, Norway on the same day.
This was the 113th Nobel Prize...
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