Three scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics for work on complex physical systems

(VOVWORLD) - Japanese-born American Syukuro Manabe, German Klaus Hasselmann and Italian Giorgio Parisi won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for work that helps understand complex physical systems such as Earth's changing climate, according to the Swedish Academy of Sciences.

One half of the prize, worth more than 1.1 million USD, goes in equal parts to Manabe, who is 90, and Hasselmann for modelling earth’s climate and reliably predicting global warming. The other half goes to Parisi for discovering "hidden rules" behind seemingly random movements and swirls in gases or liquids.

Physics is the second Nobel to be awarded this week after Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian won the prize for medicine on Monday for the discovery of receptors in the skin that sense temperature and touch.

Last year, scientists Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez won the Nobel physics prize for their discoveries concerning black holes.

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