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Tune in on Monday 19 Oct at 1300 GMT (1400 WAT, 1500 CAT, 1600 EAT). Spread the word!
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To prepare ourselves for tomorrow's panel discussion, here are some reading and viewing material for all of us for a nice Sunday afternoon ...
A popular science background from @NobelPrize on the awardees' work is at…
A more technical note from @NobelPrize is at…
A lovely TED talk by Prof Andrea Ghez, one of the three Nobel laureates, on her work ...…
A short video of Ghez on why she does science ...

@NobelPrize #NobelPrize2020
An article in the Scientific American @sciam on Andrea Ghez ...…
Andrea Ghez on her groundbreaking research, on being the fourth woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, and much more ...…
The website of the Galactic Centre group @GalacticCtrGrp of Andrea Ghez at @UCLA with some lovely timelapse videos of the star orbiting the black hole at the centre of our galaxy.
The website of Reinhard Genzel's group at Max Planck Institute of Extraterrestrial Physics @maxplanckpress
An interview of Reinhard Genzel in April 2020

Roger Penrose discusses his career in mathematical physics…
An interview of Penrose by astrophysicist Janna Levin

Q&A session with Roger Penrose after the Nobel announcement

A classic talk by Penrose in the class style using physical slides on an overhead projector!…
An audio interview of Penrose ...…
A talk by Penrose on tiling, which is fascinating in itself ...

And now for some fun stuff - the audio files of the Nobel committee talking to each of the awardees to tell them that they are this year's Nobel Laureates ...

First, Roger Penrose ....
With Andrea Ghez ...

And with Reinhard Genzel

Thats all from us for now!

Dont forget to tune in tomorrow at 1300 UTC/GMT for our panel discussion on all of this work!

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