Science award: Physics Nobel Prize winners are announced in Stockholm


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Physics Nobel Prize winners are announced in Stockholm

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today who will receive this year's Nobel Prize in Physics.  Photo: Ange

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today who will receive this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. photo

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After the award of an evolutionary researcher working in Leipzig, today follows the Nobel Prize in Physics – which German scientists have also received in the past two years.

One day after the Swede Svante Pääbo, who is researching in Leipzig, at least one other scientist made a special call today Stockholm received: This is where it is decided who will receive this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics.

At 11.45 a.m. at the earliest, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will announce who will receive the renowned prize in the traditionally announced second prize Nobel prize-Category awards. In the days that follow, there will be announcements in chemistry, literature, peace and economics.

In the past two years, German researchers were among the astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel and the meteorologist Klaus Hasselmann physics-Been a Nobel Prize winner. Hasselmann and two other scientists were honored in 2021 for their contributions to research into the climate and other complex systems. Genzel also shared the 2020 prize with two other researchers. The three had been recognized for their work on black holes.

Ten million Swedish kroner per category

The scientific Nobel Prizes are often awarded to two or three scientists at the same time who, for example, have conducted research together on a topic. Occasionally, however, it’s just one, like this year’s evolutionary scientist Svante Pääbo: The Swede, who has been researching in Leipzig since 1997, was the only one awarded the prestigious prize. He will receive it for his research into the evolution of Homo sapiens and their extinct relatives.

As in the previous year, the Nobel Prizes are endowed with ten million Swedish crowns per category. That’s the equivalent of almost 920,000 euros. With the exception of the Nobel Peace Prize winner chosen in Oslo, all other prize winners will be announced in Stockholm. The awards are then traditionally presented on December 10th, the anniversary of the death of the award donor and dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel (1833-1896).

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