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Physics Nobel Announcement Inspires Black Hole Researchers at MSU


October 21, 2020

By Rachel Hergett, MSU News Service

BOZEMAN — The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded Tuesday was split between theoretical and observational advancements in the understanding of the most mysterious objects in the universe, objects studied for decades by researchers at Montana State University: black holes.

MSU researchers have long studied general relativity and its implications, said Yves Idzerda, a physicist and dean of MSU’s College of Letters and Science. The announcement comes three years after research by Neil Cornish, director of MSU’s eXtreme Gravity Institute and a professo...

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