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The Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to James Peebles (pictured), Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for their work in furthering our understanding of the universe. One half of the prize was awarded to Peebles, a professor at Princeton, for "theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology," and the other half to Mayor and Queloz for "the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star."
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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Austrian author Peter Handke, while the 2018 award, postponed from last year, was given to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk. Handke won the award "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience." Tokarczuk won the 2018 award "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."
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The Nobel Prize in Economics went to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer. The trio pioneered an approach to poverty reduction that was based on carefully designed experiments that sought answers to specific policy questions, according to the prize committee. Duflo, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the youngest person and second woman to be awarded the prize.
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