1. The 2019 Nobel prize for Physics was awarded to Swiss Scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz and Canadian – American physicist James Peebles.
2. One half of the prize was won by the American for his contribution towards “Theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”.
3. The other half was shared between the Swiss scientists for their work on “Discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a star similar to sun”.
4. The prize consists of 914,000 USD that will be split with one half to the American scientist and the other half to be shared between the Swiss scientists.