Paper Boys

Episode 60

Nobel Prize edition: what was the first exoplanet?

The far-out research behind the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to three researchers whose work significantly advanced our understanding of the universe. Two of the researchers worked together to identify the first exoplanet in the universe that orbits a star similar to our Sun. Join us this week as James and Charlie dive into their research in astronomy and physics that won them a Nobel Prize!

Check out the article from Nature, freely available here and the article from the NY Times here.

There’s also an interesting article about discovery of an exoplanet in 1917 here, as well as the critique on the Nobel Prize that we discussed, available here.

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