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Noble prize for physics in 2020 for blackhole researchers

Black holes are massive objects with such a strong gravitational field that nothing can escape once it falls within, not even light. Blackholes were predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which describes how

Mass bends spacetime, producing gravity. This eventually means mass can be packed into infinitely warped regions of space surrounded by boundaries from which nothing can escape. These came to be called as blackholes many years later. A visual illustration of blackhole is given in the following small 3D animation video created by Alyss team –

https://player.vimeo.com/video/466254956

It was Robert Oppenheimer and Heartland Snyder, in 1939,  described how blackholes could form as a massive star collapses under the weight of its own gravity. In 1974 astronomers Bruce Balick and Robert Brown discovered Radio waves emanating from the center of Milky way. It is now known to be a super massive black hole with about four million times the Sun’s mass. It was during this time that Stephen Hawking mentioned that blackholes emit a faint haze of particles called Hawking radiation. Hence they slowly evaporate until they explode. It was in 2008 as a result of the observations by Event horizon telescope(EHT), that combines data from telescopes all over the world, it was confirmed that a black hole exists at the center of the milkway. In 2016, ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves, set sloshing by the collision of two blackholes were detected for the first time by  Advanced laser interferometer Gravitational wave observatory. In 2019, EHT takes the first picture of the blackhole within Galaxy M87.

Roger Penrose, of the University of Oxford received Noble prize for Physics in 2020 along with two others. He is awarded Noble prize for his mathematical calculations showing that blackholes actually exist.  Two others, Reinhard Genzel of the Max planck institute for extraterrestrial physics in Garching, Germany and Andrea Ghez of UCLA shared the Noble prize in physics for their work revealing that a Blackhole exists at the center of our own galaxy, called Milky way. Ghez is the fourth woman to win Noble prize in physics.

Black holes are massive objects with such a strong gravitational field that nothing can escape once it falls within, not even light. Blackholes were predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which describes how

Mass bends spacetime, producing gravity. This eventually means mass can be packed into infinitely warped regions of space surrounded by boundaries from which nothing can escape. These came to be called as blackholes many years later. A visual illustration of blackhole is given in the following small 3D animation video created by Alyss team –

https://player.vimeo.com/video/466254956

It was Robert Oppenheimer and Heartland Snyder, in 1939,  described how blackholes could form as a massive star collapses under the weight of its own gravity. In 1974 astronomers Bruce Balick and Robert Brown discovered Radio waves emanating from the center of Milky way. It is now known to be a super massive black hole with about four million times the Sun’s mass. It was during this time that Stephen Hawking mentioned that blackholes emit a faint haze of particles called Hawking radiation. Hence they slowly evaporate until they explode. It was in 2008 as a result of the observations by Event horizon telescope(EHT), that combines data from telescopes all over the world, it was confirmed that a black hole exists at the center of the milkway. In 2016, ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves, set sloshing by the collision of two blackholes were detected for the first time by  Advanced laser interferometer Gravitational wave observatory. In 2019, EHT takes the first picture of the blackhole within Galaxy M87.

Roger Penrose, of the University of Oxford received Noble prize for Physics in 2020 along with two others. He is awarded Noble prize for his mathematical calculations showing that blackholes actually exist.  Two others, Reinhard Genzel of the Max planck institute for extraterrestrial physics in Garching, Germany and Andrea Ghez of UCLA shared the Noble prize in physics for their work revealing that a Blackhole exists at the center of our own galaxy, called Milky way. Ghez is the fourth woman to win Noble prize in physics.

Black holes are massive objects with such a strong gravitational field that nothing can escape once it falls within, not even light. Blackholes were predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which describes how

Mass bends spacetime, producing gravity. This eventually means mass can be packed into infinitely warped regions of space surrounded by boundaries from which nothing can escape. These came to be called as blackholes many years later. A visual illustration of blackhole is given in the following small 3D animation video created by Alyss team –

https://player.vimeo.com/video/466254956

It was Robert Oppenheimer and Heartland Snyder, in 1939,  described how blackholes could form as a massive star collapses under the weight of its own gravity. In 1974 astronomers Bruce Balick and Robert Brown discovered Radio waves emanating from the center of Milky way. It is now known to be a super massive black hole with about four million times the Sun’s mass. It was during this time that Stephen Hawking mentioned that blackholes emit a faint haze of particles called Hawking radiation. Hence they slowly evaporate until they explode. It was in 2008 as a result of the observations by Event horizon telescope(EHT), that combines data from telescopes all over the world, it was confirmed that a black hole exists at the center of the milkway. In 2016, ripples in spacetime called gravitational waves, set sloshing by the collision of two blackholes were detected for the first time by  Advanced laser interferometer Gravitational wave observatory. In 2019, EHT takes the first picture of the blackhole within Galaxy M87.

Roger Penrose, of the University of Oxford received Noble prize for Physics in 2020 along with two others. He is awarded Noble prize for his mathematical calculations showing that blackholes actually exist.  Two others, Reinhard Genzel of the Max planck institute for extraterrestrial physics in Garching, Germany and Andrea Ghez of UCLA shared the Noble prize in physics for their work revealing that a Blackhole exists at the center of our own galaxy, called Milky way. Ghez is the fourth woman to win Noble prize in physics.

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