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3 Scientists Awarded Nobel Prize In Physics For Discoveries Related To Black Holes

The prize goes to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez. Ghez says she hopes it will inspire young people, and particularly women, to pursue careers in science.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three scientists for their work on black holes. This artist's concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of Earth's sun. Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Perhaps fittingly for the year 2020, the Nobel Prize in physics has recognized research on black holes.

The prize was awarded to Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford, for demonstrating that the general theory of relativity leads to the formation of black holes; and to Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and Andrea Ghez of the University of California, Los Angeles, for

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