By Alessandro Pellegrino, Staff Reporter, The pawprint
The nobel prize in physics was awarded to Japanese, German and Italian scientists. Syukruro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann were honoured for their work in “physically modelling the Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming.”
The second prize was awarded to Giorgio Parisi for the discovery of the “interaction between disorder and fluctuations in physical systems, from the atomic to the planetary scale.” Parisi is a theoretical physicist at the La Sapienza University of Rome and the national institute of Nuclear Physics and is also vice-president of the Academy of Lincei.
The winners were announced Tuesday by Goran Hansson, general secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.