Nobel Prize in physics jointly awarded to three scientists for advancing climate knowledge
Updated: 2021-10-06 07:10:34 KST
Three Scientists on Tuesday won the 2021 Nobel Prize in physics for their outstanding work on understanding complex physical systems, including Earth's changing climate.
"The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has today decided to award the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems."
One half of the prize was jointly presented to Japanese-born American Syukuro Manabe from Princeton University and Klaus Hasselmann from Germany from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.
The two 90-year-old scientists received the award for physically modelling Earth's climate and how humanity influences it.
Giorgio Parisi from Italy at Sapienza University of Rome won the other half of the award for his contributions to finding out "hidden rules" behind seemingly disordered materials and random processes and swirls in gasses or liquids from atomic to planetary scales.
The Royal Swedish Academy said this year's prize "recognizes new methods for describing the hidden rules as well as predicting their long-term behavior."
The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and 10 million Swedish Kronor, which is roughly one.one million U.S. dollars.
This is the second Nobel of the season after the medicine prize on Monday to two U.S. scientists.
As per last year, the laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their home countries as a banquet in Stockholm is not being held because of the pandemic.
Last year, three scientists won the Nobel physics prize for their discoveries regarding black holes.
Awards for chemistry, literature, peace and economics will follow in the coming days.
Eum Ji-young, Arirang News.