Nobel Prize 2018 – Physics


This is about the 2nd of 4 prize announcements this week. Physics is perhaps the most popular of the Nobels. Many past physics winners are well-known names … Pierre and Marie Curie, Marconi, Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Hertz, Schrödinger, Fermi, Pauli, Bothe, Feynman and many more. Marie Curie won because Pierre Curie refused to accept unless full credit was also shared with Marie. She later went on to … Read more

2017 Nobel Prize – Physics

2017 nobel prize physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 with one half to Rainer Weiss LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration and Kip S. Thorne LIGO/VIRGO Collaboration “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves” It … Read more

2016 Nobel Prize – Physics

The Nobel Prize for Physics is the one that contains the most well-known names, hence it can be argued is the highlight of the entire endeavour, but perhaps that observation is my personal and wholly subjective bias leaking out? I’d like to argue no. It is certainly the most important prize in the field of physics on … Read more

2015 Nobel Prize: Physics

It’s Nobel Prize time again and today we find out who wins the Prize for Physics. This one usually excites because it is often somebody well-known, or for something well deserved – they really do get this one right year after year. Awarded annually since 1901 (except in 1940, 41 and 42) the nomination and selection process for the … Read more