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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was an astrophysicist and focused on the evolution of stars. He won Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on this topic with William A Fowler. He was born #OnThisDay :

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Co-inventor of the blue LED and semiconductor tech specialist Hiroshi Amano (天野 浩). Illuminating our world with a more energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source, Amano shared the 2014 Physics Prize with Isamu Akasaki (赤崎 勇) and Shuji Nakamura (中村修二).

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What do you know about the father of nuclear physics, Ernest Rutherford, awarded the 1908 Chemistry Prize? In 1899 Rutherford demonstrated that there were at least two distinct types of radiation: alpha radiation and beta radiation. Read more:

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics rewarded new understanding of the universe’s structure and history - by James Peebles - and the first discovery of a planet orbiting a solar-type star outside our solar system - made by Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

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Nobel Prize in Physics: How the first exoplanet around a sun-like star was discovered - Rappler

‘Gains to America’: 1 third of US Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, medicine are immigrants

# of Nobel Laureates (physics, chem, medicine, econ) per country 1969-2019 US 277 UK 44 Germany 19 Japan 15 France 15 Switzerland 15 Sweden 8 Canada 6 Israel 5 Norway 5 Nobel Prize Foundation

Prof Stuart Wyithe received the 2011 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for his theories on the formation of the Universe. He used theoretical physics to guide large telescope investigations, such as for the Square Kilometre Array. #PMPrizes  @ScienceGovAu  @unimelb 

Prof Ben Eggleton FAA FTSE @ProfBenEggleton ) received the 2004 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for his contribution to communications technology, specifically in optical physics. He was awarded the 2007 Pawsey Medal, and Fellowship in 2016. #PMPrizes  @ScienceGovAu 

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When Marie Curie was awarded the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry she became the first person ever to receive two Nobel Prizes. She had previously received the Physics Prize for her work on radioactivity. #NobelPrize 

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"The whole universe was in a hot, dense state..." Hit series @bigbangtheory  got a shout-out during the announcement of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics winners

Donna Strickland is the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. "We need to celebrate women physicists because we're out there," she said upon hearing the news. “Hopefully in time it will move forward at a faster rate. I am honored to be one of those women.”

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A math and physics teacher from rural Kenya, who gives away 80% of his monthly income to help the poor, has won a $1 million prize

BREAKING: Canadian Donna Strickland among three winners of Nobel Prize for Physics for advances in laser physics. The University of Waterloo's Strickland shares the honour with Arthur Ashkin of the U.S. and Gerard Mourou of France.

There are two kinds of calls you get at 4:58 a.m. — the bad news kind, or the kind where someone tells you you've won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

A Canadian professor, Dr. Donna Strickland, became the first woman in 55 years to win a Nobel Prize in Physics

It’s been over 50 years since a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics. Fantastic read about Sau Lan Wu who has made countless contributions to physics & how we understand the world around us:

Congratulations to the Indian scientists who are among the recipients of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

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