The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 is awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 is awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 is awarded to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi | Source: Twitter/The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was awarded “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems” with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann “for the physical modeling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming” and the other half to Giorgio Parisi “for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.”

The  Nobel Prize in Physics for 2020  was awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez. Dr. Penrose was awarded half the prize. He invented ingenious mathematical methods to explore Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. He showed that the theory leads to the formation of black holes. The second half was split between Dr. Genzel and Dr. Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”

The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and prize money of 10 million Swedish kronor (more than USD 1.14 million), courtesy of a bequest left by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel who died in 1895.

The Nobel Prize awarding institutions have decided to announce their 2021 prize decisions. the distribution will begin on 04 October and conclude on 11 October.  On 6th October, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sessionssalen will announce the Nobel prize in Chemistry for 2021.

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