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Who do you think can be the Physics Nobel Prize winer tomorrow?

  1. Oct 4, 2009 #1
    Just guess and imagine...


    Nomination for the Nobel Prize in Physics
    http://nobelprize.org/nomination/physics/

    Nomination to the Nobel Prize in Physics is by invitation only. The Nobel Committee for Physics sends confidential forms to persons who are competent and qualified to nominate. The names of the nominees and other information about the nominations cannot be revealed until 50 years later.
     
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  3. Oct 4, 2009 #2

    Astronuc

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    If the OP is from the US, then no one will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics tomorrow. That will not happen until Tuesday. Tomorrow, Monday, October 5, will be Physiology or Medicine. The award will be announced in about 10 hrs and 22 min.

    Physiology or Medicine - Monday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. CET at the earliest
    Physics - Tuesday, October 6, 11:45 a.m. CET at the earliest
    Chemistry - Wednesday, October 7, 11:45 a.m. CET at the earliest
    Literature - Thursday, October 8, 1:00 p.m. CET at the earliest
    Peace - Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m. CET

    Announcement of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be held on Monday, October 12, 1:00 p.m. CET at the earliest.


    I'm most interested in the Peace Prize this year.
     
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  4. Oct 4, 2009 #3

    jtbell

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    I suspect there will be a lot of Physics Nobel prize w(h)iners after Tuesday. "Waah! I didn't get it this year!" :cry:

    (sorry, couldn't resist the temptation! :devil:)
     
  5. Oct 4, 2009 #4

    atyy

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    Aharonov and Berry
     
  6. Oct 6, 2009 #5

    Astronuc

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    And the winners of the 2009 Noble Prize in Physics are:

    Charles K. Kao "for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication" and

    Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor"
     
  7. Oct 6, 2009 #6
    http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2009/" [Broken]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_K._Kao" [Broken] - "for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication" (1/2 Prize);

    AND

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willard_Boyle" [Broken] - "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor" (1/4 Prize each).

    Congratulations!
     
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  8. Oct 6, 2009 #7
    Hi Astronuc,

    Sorry, I've sent my post almost at the same time as yours, so I didn't see it!

    In any case, my post provides links for the winners... o:)
     
  9. Oct 6, 2009 #8
    ap is reporting that it was 3 americans, even though willard boyle was born in nova scotia, educated at mcgill & has been living in nova scotia for the last 30 years.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2009 #9

    turbo

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    That makes him an American - just not a US American
     
  11. Oct 6, 2009 #10

    lisab

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    American citizen = American

    I think Kao and Boyle have dual citizenship...British and Canadian, respectively.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5i3XIvCMK5m2-zgaaij7idDWxsAeQ" [Broken]

     
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  12. Oct 6, 2009 #11

    mgb_phys

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    What's that Einstein quote?
    "If relativity is proved right, the Germans will call me a German, the Swiss will call me a Swiss, and the French will call me a citizen of the world. If relativity is proved wrong, the French will call me a Swiss, the Swiss will call me a German, and the Germans will call me a Jew."

    McGill are busy congratulating themselves but Imperial haven't got round to claiming Kao as one of their own - the student that knows html must have gone home.

    It's a shame that the CCD guys have ha to wait until CCDs have been almost phased out to get their prize, CCDs have certainly enabled a bunch of other noble prizes.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2009 #12

    George Jones

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    Willard Boyle was born in Amherst Nova Scotia, which is a couple of hours down the road from where I now live, and Boyle now lives in Halifax, which is about four hours down the road. My wife and I have friends (with whom we sometimes stay overnight) in both of these places.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2009 #13
    When was the last time a theoretical physicist got Nobel prize?
     
  15. Oct 6, 2009 #14

    f95toli

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    Last year.
     
  16. Oct 7, 2009 #15
    I feel this year's Physics Nobel prize looks more of an engineering achievement and less Physics.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2009 #16

    mgb_phys

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    The prize is for
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  18. Oct 7, 2009 #17
    Duct tape as well :tongue2:
     
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