Nobel Prize(s) in Physics – 2019

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From Youtube Channel of Nobel Prize.  Once the YouTube player comes up,  move 20 minutes in and it will play.  Apparently the channel was started early.

Nobel Prize(s) in Physics 2019

This year’s Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three scientists for their “contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos.”

Half of the award went to James Pebbles, Albert Einstein Professor of Science at Princeton University, “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology.

“The story of the universe begins with a Big Bang some 14 billion years ago.  The spectacular explosion created a hot, compact, and opaque particle soup that trapped even massless photons. After about 400,000 years, the universe cooled enough for photons to escape, creating whats called the cosmic microwave background radiation and within it, many of the secrets of the universe…

The other half was shared by Michel Mayor, professor at the University of Geneva, and Didier Queloz, professor at the University of Geneva and the University of Cambridge, “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”


 

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Every dogmatic theologian or fundamental literalist must be wringing their hands. This discover and awarding of the Nobel Prize for it, defines a moment in time, where humanity – on its own – discovered the possibility they are not so unique in the universe, and their Gods may not be so unique!

 

 

 

 

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