Nobel Prize in Physics 2019

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was awarded on October 9 “for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos” with one half to

James Peebles, Princeton University, “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology,”

and the other half jointly to

Michel Mayor, University of Geneva, and Didier Queloz, University of Geneva and University of Cambridge, “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”

About the author

Alison Verbeck is the Physics Librarian at Washington University. For more information, contact Alison: