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2002 Nobel Prize In Physics: Two New Windows On The Universe

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October 8, 2002
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The Nobel Foundation
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2002 with one half jointly to Raymond Davis Jr Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, and Masatoshi Koshiba International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan, “for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos” and the other half to Riccardo Giacconi Associated Universities Inc., Washington DC, USA, “for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources.”

October 8, 2002 -- The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2002 with one half jointly to Raymond Davis Jr Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, and Masatoshi Koshiba International Center for Elementary Particle Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan, “for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos” and the other half to Riccardo Giacconi Associated Universities Inc., Washington DC, USA, “for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources.”


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