Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was awarded on October 6. The award was divided, one half awarded to

Roger Penrose, University of Oxford, “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity“,

and the other half jointly to

Reinhard Genzel, University of California, Berkeley, and Andrea Ghez, University of California, Los Angeles,  “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”

About the author

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