Nobel Prize for Physics for Roger Penrose

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Nobel Prize for Physics for Roger Penrose

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The Professor received the prize for showing that the General Theory of Relativity leads to the formation of Black Holes, and that a singularity lies at the centre of a black hole, where the know laws of nature cease to exist. Einstein didn't think that black holes existed and said that Schwartzchild didn't get his calculations right.
Professor Penrose shares the prize with Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghenz for their work on the forces behind orbiting stars. The Professor said "The significance of black holes took a long, long time to become realised, so it's not surprising [ it took so long ]. I'm only in my 90th year." He used " ingenious mathematical methods" to achieve his goal. Professor Penrose was Stephen Hawking's PhD examiner.
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