The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden and so far 216 people have been recognised for their contribution in the field.
Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, Giorgio Parisi jointly won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems.”. The announcement was made by the Nobel Assembly on Tuesday, a day after they announced the names of winners of the coveted prize in the field of medicine.
Syukuro Manabe, Senior Meteorologist at Princeton University has been recognised for demonstrating how increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere lead to increased temperatures at the surface of the Earth. Meanwhile, Klaus Hasselmann,
professor at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Germany has created a model that links together weather and climate, thus answering the question of why climate models can be reliable despite weather being changeable and chaotic.
Giorgio Parisi, professor at the Sapienza University of Rome has been awarded the Nobel for discovering hidden patterns in disordered complex materials. His discoveries are among the most important contributions to the theory of complex systems.
Thors Hans Hansson, chair of the Nobel Committee for Physics in a statement said, “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. This year’s Laureates have all contributed to us gaining deeper insight into the properties and evolution of complex physical systems.”
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2021 #NobelPrize in Physics to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems.” pic.twitter.com/At6ZeLmwa5
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 5, 2021
The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden, and so far 216 people have been recognised for their contribution in the field, of which just four are women.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics was jointly awarded to Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity, Reinhard Genzel for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy, and Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.
According to the Nobel Assembly, Physics was the prize area which Alfred Nobel mentioned first in his will from 1895. “At the end of the nineteenth century, many people considered physics as the foremost of the sciences, and perhaps Nobel saw it this way as well. His own research was also closely tied to physics,” they added.
The Nobel Assembly on Monday announced the names of David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian as winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch that gives us the ability to sense heat, cold and touch needed for our survival.
The assembly will further announce the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Literature and Peace in the coming days. The prize contains 10 million Swedish kronor, with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann and the other half to Giorgio Parisi.