The Nobel Prize in Physics in 2021 will be announced on Tuesday, a prize that has previously honored discoveries about fundamental forces of nature and cosmic phenomena
STOCKHOLM – The Nobel Prize in Physics in 2021 will be announced on Tuesday, a prize that has previously honored discoveries about fundamental forces of nature and cosmic phenomena.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces the recipient around kl. 11:45 (0945 GMT; 5:45 am EDT).
It is common for more researchers working in related fields to share the prize. Last year, the award went to American Andrea Ghez, Roger Penrose from the UK and Reinhard Genzel from Germany for their research into black holes.
The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kroner (over 1.14 million dollars). The prize money comes from a scholarship left by the prize’s creator, the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.
On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize in physiology or medicine to Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of how the human body perceives temperature and touch.
In the coming days, prizes will also be awarded for outstanding work in chemistry, literature, peace and economics.
Read more stories about Nobel Prizes past and present by the Associated Press at https://www.apnews.com/NobelPrizes