The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded today to Raymond Davis Jr. of the USA and Masatoshi Koshiba of Japan for their pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos, and to
Riccardo Giacconi of the USA for his pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources. From the press release, “This years Nobel Laureates in Physics have used these very smallest components of the universe to increase our understanding of the very largest: the Sun, stars, galaxies and supernovae. The new knowledge has changed the way we look upon the universe.”
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be awarded tomorrow.