WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2019 -- The 2019 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded today to James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz "for contributions to the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos."

"AIP is delighted to congratulate James Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz on being awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in physics," said Michael Moloney, the chief executive officer of AIP. "Their groundbreaking work on discovering the fundamental nature of the universe and new worlds in distant solar systems has opened up whole new areas of research in cosmology and exoplanet science. The discovery of a planet orbiting a star outside our own system has changed our perceptions of our place in the universe—a universe that still holds many mysteries to solve.”

To help journalists and the public understand the context of this work, AIP is compiling a physics Nobel Prize resources page featuring relevant scientific papers and articles, quotes from experts, photos, multimedia, and other resources. Relevant papers published by AIP Publishing will be made freely available. The page will be updated throughout the day. 

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