|two new windows on the universe
:: the 2002 nobel prize in physics
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 and Masatoshi Koshiba for pioneering contributions
to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos and the other half to Riccardo
Giacconi for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic
The Earth lies in the path of a continuous flux of cosmic particles and other types of radiation.
This year’s Nobel Laureates in Physics have used these very smallest components of the
universe to increase our understanding of the very largest: the Sun, stars, galaxies and supernovae.
The new knowledge has changed the way we look upon the universe. >from *The
2002 Nobel Prize in Physics*, october 8, 2002.
> working neutrino telescope.
may 22, 2001
> prize for pioneers of
neutrino astronomy. may 21, 2000
> chandra observatory first
year in orbit. august 22, 2000