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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 to Syukuro Manabe, USA, Klaus Hasselmann, Germany and Giorgio Parisi, Italy “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”.

Manabes klimatmodell. Copyright: ©Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
©Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Syukuro Manabe, Princeton University, USA, and

Klaus Hasselmann, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany,

have jointly been awarded one half of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”.

The other half is awarded to

Giorgio Parisi, Sapienza Universitá di Roma, Italy

“for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales”.

 

Read more on The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' home page.