Thursday, January 21, 2021

Black hole heroes win 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics

Three scientists share the prize for their discoveries about invisible super-massive cosmic holes.

Other News

With 6 months to go, cancellation fears cloud Tokyo Olympics

A poll this month found 80% of respondents opposed hosting the event this year, with 35% favouring outright cancellation and 45% calling for further postponement.

American LGBT woman to be deported after viral tweets on Bali

Her e-book 'Our Bali Life Is Yours' is said to have links to visa agents and tips on how foreigners could get into the country.

Waspada taktik penipuan ambil alih akaun WhatsApp, kata MCMC

Pelbagai helah memperdaya pengguna supaya menyerahkan kod pengesahan enam digit yang diterima daripada pihak WhatsApp.

Cops open inquiry paper into allegations of gambling at MAEPS

This will enable them to conduct further investigations into claims of patients openly gambling at the centre.

Polis siasat dakwaan ‘mini kasino’ di PKRC, Maeps

Kertas inkuiri itu dibuka selepas pihak polis menerima laporan mengenai kejadian itu.

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded jointly to three scientists who made discoveries about black holes.

Nobel committee scientists said this year’s prize celebrates one of the most exotic objects in the universe: black holes, which have become a staple of science fiction and science fact where time even seems to stand still.

Briton Roger Penrose was awarded half of the prize “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity,” the committee said.

He proved with mathematics that the formation of black holes was possible, based heavily on Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity

The other half of the prize is to be split between German Reinhard Genzel and American Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”, the committee said. That object is a black hole four million times the mass of our sun.

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates:

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news and analyses.

Related Articles

DNA ‘scissors’ discovery wins female scientists chemistry Nobel

The winners hope their recognition will encourage young girls to follow them into scientific research.

Trump nominated for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize – twice

President Trump has brokered two historic peace deals between traditional enemies this year.