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Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize for Literature

This year's Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to the US poet Louise Glück. Credits - Getty Images

October 9 (BBC News) - Glück was recognised for "her unmistakable poetic voice, that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal" said the Swedish Academy, which oversees the award. The Academy added she was "surprised" when she received their phone call. Glück, born 1943 in New York, lives in Massachusetts and is also professor of English at Yale University. The ...

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Black hole discoveries win 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics

David Haviland, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics and Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Goran K. Hansson announce the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics presented on the screen: Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden October 6, 2020. TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS

Stockholm, October 6 (Reuters) - Britain’s Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel of Germany and U.S. scientist Andrea Ghez won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. Penrose, professor at the University of Oxford, won half the prize for his work ...

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