Nobel Prize in Physics Given for Complex System Research

Oct 8, 2021 | Climate Change, Daily Space, Physics, Science

CREDIT: The Nobel Prize

Speaking of Nobel Prize winners, this is the week when many of the world’s top researchers, writers, and economists make sure they are awake with their phones at the ready at just before noon in Sweden, a time that is early morning for most here in North America. 

On Tuesday, the Nobel Prize was given to researchers who sorted the physics behind climate change. According to the Associated PressSyukuro Manabe, originally from Japan, and Klaus Hasselmann of Germany were cited for their work in developing forecast models of Earth’s climate and ‘reliably predicting global warming.’ The second half of the prize went to Giorgio Parisi of Italy for explaining disorder in physical systems, ranging from those as small as the insides of atoms to the planet-sized.”

So far, all of this year’s Nobel prizes in sciences have gone to men, and seven of those eight prizes went to white men. This highlights the role privilege plays in allowing people access to education, resources, and recognition of their achievements. We look forward to a day when all nations have equal access to the tools of research and all peoples of the world have an equal opportunity to advance our understanding of the world.

More Information

The Nobel Prize press release

Physics Nobel rewards work on climate change, other forces (AP)


Leave a Reply

Got Podcast?

A community podcast.

URL * RSS * iTunes

Astronomy Cast LogoTake a facts-based journey.

URL * RSS * iTunes * YouTube

Daily Space LogoSpace & astronomy news.

URL * RSS * iTunes * YouTube

Join the Crew!

URL * RSS * iTunes * YouTube

Un podcast en español de cosmología y astronomía.
Premiering in October!

Become a Patron!
CosmoQuest and all its programs exist thanks the generous donations of people like you! Become a patron & help plan for the future while getting exclusive content.