• Compact Objects and Black Holes: 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

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      Black hole, general relativity, singularity, galactic centre, optics.

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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.

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      J S Bagla1

      1. Knowledge city Sector 81, SAS Nagar Manauli PO 140 306, India.
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