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Nobel Physics prize goes to climate experts and disorder theorist

Nobel Physics prize goes to climate experts and disorder theorist

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences made its decision and the Nobel Prize went to climate experts and disorder theorist. For the past two years, the Academy has honoured findings in the field of astronomy, The Local Sweden reports.

In 2021, Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi won the Nobel Physics Prize for climate models and the understanding of physical systems, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced on Tuesday.

While Manabe and Hasselmann share one half of the prize for their research on climate models, Parisi won the other half for his work on the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems.

“The discoveries being recognised this year demonstrate that our knowledge about the climate rests on a solid scientific foundation, based on a rigorous analysis of observations,” Thors Hans Hansson, chair of the Nobel Committee for Physics said.

In 2019, James Peebles of Canada and the US was given the award for discoveries explaining the universe’s evolution after the Big Bang, together with Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of Switzerland for the first discovery of an exoplanet.

This was followed in 2020 with a focus on black holes, with Britain’s Roger Penrose, Germany’s Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez of the US being honoured.

The Nobel season continues on Wednesday with the award for chemistry, followed by the much-anticipated prizes for literature on Thursday and peace on Friday before the economics prize winds things up on Monday, October 11. On Wednesday, the Nobel Prize 2021 for the year 2021 of Physics will be announced.