Copenhagen, Oct 6 (EFE) .- Researchers Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries about black holes and their relationship with the Theory of Relativity, and for finding in the center of the Milky Way one of them, announced the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Astrophysicist Ghez is the fourth woman to obtain the Nobel Prize in Physics after the Canadian Donna Strickland (2018), German-American Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1963) and Polish Marie Curie (1903).
Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoverers of the hepatitis C virus
“I hope I can inspire other young women in this discipline. It is an area that provides so much satisfaction, and if you are passionate about science, there is much that can be done,” said the American, born in 1965, after hearing the news.
The announcement of the Physics award follows the Medicine award, yesterday, which went to the American virologists Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and the British Michael Houghton for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.