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Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi Win Nobel Prize for Physics

Here are the winners of Nobel Prize for Physics, 2021.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi.</p></div>
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Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics to Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann, and Giorgio Parisi. Parisi has been awarded with half the prize's share while the other half is jointly awarded to Manabe and Hasselmann.

While Manabe and Hasselmann get the prize for the “physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”, Parisi has been awarded the same "for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales."

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Who Are the Winners?

Born on 21 September 1931 in Shingu, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, Syukuro Manabe is affiliated to Princeton University, USA.

Klaus Hasselman was born in Hamburg, Germany, on 25 October 1931. He is affiliated to the Max Planck University of Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany.

Giorgio Parisi, meanwhile, was born on 4 August 1943 in Rome, Italy and is affiliated with the Sapienza University of Rome.nob

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Stockholm: Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Goran Hansson, center, flanked at left by member of the Nobel Committee for Physics Thors Hans Hansson, and member of the Nobel Committee for Physics John Wettlaufer, right, announces the winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden</p></div>

Stockholm: Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Goran Hansson, center, flanked at left by member of the Nobel Committee for Physics Thors Hans Hansson, and member of the Nobel Committee for Physics John Wettlaufer, right, announces the winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

In 2020, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.

Penrose, affiliated to the University of Oxford, UK, received half the prize "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity".

Genzel, affiliated to Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany and University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Ghez, affiliated to University of California, Los Angeles, jointly received the other half “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”.

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Founded in 1739, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences holds an objective to "promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society".

Following Alfred Nobel's will, the Academy has been awarding the Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry since 1901. In 1969, it introduced the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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