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UCLA and UC Berkeley faculty share the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

UCLA professor Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, Germany, will share half the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”

The other half of the prize goes to United Kingdom theoretical physicist Roger Penrose “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”

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