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Posted on 5 October 2021 by LiNo News

Nobel Prize in Physics 2021

On Tuesday, 5 October 2021, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”, and the other half to Giorgio Parisi “for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.”

Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann share one half of the prize. Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach

“Three Laureates share this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for their studies of chaotic and apparently random phenomena. Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it. Giorgio Parisi is rewarded for his revolutionary contributions to the theory of disordered materials and random processes.” (from the press release of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)

Giorgio Parisi is awarded the other half of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics. Ill. Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach

Read more about the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.