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Scientists to be awarded with Noble Prizes in 2020 and their amazing discoveries

Part-1: Science and technology

Nobel Prizes were started in 1895 AD by Swedish Scientist Alfred Noble. Every year, the people who have contributed a lot in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics and Peace are awarded with Noble Prizes. The scientists who are awarded with Noble Prizes in 2020 for their contribution in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine are mentioned below.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

1. Roger Penrose


Born: 1931, Colchester, United Kingdom

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Prize motivation: “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”

2.Reinhard Genzel


Born: 24 March 1952, Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany

Prize motivation: “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.”

3.Andrea Ghez


Born: 1965, New York, NY, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Prize motivation: “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

1.Emmanuelle Charpentier


Born: 11 December 1968, Juvisy-sur-Orge, France

Affiliation at the time of the award: Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany

Prize motivation: “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

2.Jennifer A. Doudna


Born: 19 February 1964, Washington, DC, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Prize motivation: “for the development of a method for genome editing.”

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020

1.Harvey J. Alter

Born: 1935, New York, NY, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Prize motivation: “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”

2.Michael Houghton


Born: United Kingdom

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Prize motivation: “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”

3.Charles M. Rice


Born: 1952, Sacramento, CA, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA

Prize motivation: “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.”

Now, the Noble Prizes in field of Literature, Economics and Peace are yet to be declared. Hope they will be declared soon.

(Note: I don’t have any rights on the data and Photos above. All are taken from the website of Nobel Prizes I.e. https://www.nobelprize.org/ )

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