Nobel Prize in Physics goes to researchers who worked on black holes

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez, who did extensive research on black holes.

The news was revealed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday.

Penrose is from the UK, Genzel is German, and Ghez is American.

Important discoveries

Genzel and Ghez are honored for “the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”

Half of the prize money goes to these two.

The other half goes to Penrose.

He has shown that the formation of black holes can be deduced as a prediction based on the general theory of relativity, which was developed by Albert Einstein over a hundred years ago.

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