Compact Objects and Black Holes: 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics
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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 has been divided, one half awarded to Roger Penrose for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity, and the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy. Here, we describe their work and put it in historical context and discuss speciﬁc advances that have been rewarded.
Volume 28 | Issue 5