下载MP3到电脑  批量下载MP3和LRC到手机
加载中..
otYue0q]kUfWc

y;pDw9[y&ap|UuQB_n

o-dg1a1QsX

SCyeG*=I8-#8=IUV

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Physics
Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in helping to understand "the evolution of the universe and the Earth's place in the cosmos."
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners Tuesday.
Half of the $918,000 in prize money will go to Canadian-born James Peebles, a retired professor at Princeton University in the United States. The Nobel Committee on Physics praised his theoretical discoveries in cosmology – the science of the beginnings and development of the universe.
The other half of the award will go to Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz, both of the University of Geneva in Switzerland. In 1995, the two men announced the first discovery of an exoplanet — a planet outside our solar system — that orbits a sun-like star.
Queloz also works at the University of Cambridge in England.
Ulf Danielsson of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science spoke to reporters as the winners were announced.
"This year's Nobel laureates in physics have painted a picture of the universe far stranger and more wonderful than we ever could have imagined," he said.
Scientists have praised Peebles as one of the most influential cosmologists of his time. They say he recognized the importance of the cosmic radiation background that was left over from a huge explosion billions of years ago. Scientists call the explosion "the Big Bang."
The Nobel committee said Peebles' theories about the cosmos led to "the foundation of our modern understanding of the universe's history, from the Big Bang to the present day."
Peebles laughed repeatedly when he spoke by telephone with The Associated Press. He talked about answering the phone before sunrise and thinking that "it's either something very wonderful or it's something horrible."
Mayor and Queloz were credited for having "started a revolution in astronomy" with the discovery of exoplanet 51 Pegasi B. The gaseous ball is comparable to the planet Jupiter.
Mayor noted that in 1995, "no one knew whether exoplanets existed or not."
The committee said more than 4,000 exoplanets have been found in our own Milky Way galaxy since then.
Queloz was meeting with other scientists interested in finding new planets when the press office at Cambridge University told him the big news: He had won the Nobel Prize.
He thought it was joke at first.
"I could barely breathe," Queloz told the AP. "It's enormous. It's beyond usual emotions. My hand was shaking for a long time."
Swedish academy member Mats Larsson said this year's award was "one of the easiest physics prizes for a long time to explain."
"If there are a hundred billion planetary systems, with maybe 10 billion planetary systems with Earth-like planets, it would be highly unlikely and against all physical theories to assume that life only developed on our planet," he added.
The three men will be recognized at ceremonies in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of the death of prize founder Alfred Nobel in 1896.
I'm Anne Ball.

34z3snR2|bOI48D]1YJTuk].vgk[seG,RA8e2~bWdYkQv#+6

上一页 [1] [2] [3] 下一页   查看《VOA慢速-新闻杂志》更多内容>>
保存到QQ日志   登录QQ空间
重点单词   查看全部解释    
planet ['plænit]

想一想再看

n. 行星

 
influential [.influ'enʃəl]

想一想再看

adj. 有权势的,有影响的
n. 有影响力的

 
unlikely [ʌn'laikli]

想一想再看

adj. 不太可能的

 
spoke [spəuk]

想一想再看

v. 说,说话,演说

 
cosmic ['kɔzmik]

想一想再看

adj. 宇宙的,广大无边的,无限的

联想记忆
understand [.ʌndə'stænd]

想一想再看

vt. 理解,懂,听说,获悉,将 ... 理解为,认为<

 
universe ['ju:nivə:s]

想一想再看

n. 宇宙,万物,世界

联想记忆
theoretical [θiə'retikəl]

想一想再看

adj. 理论上的

 
evolution [.i:və'lu:ʃən]

想一想再看

n. 进化,发展,演变

联想记忆
radiation [.reidi'eiʃən]

想一想再看

n. 辐射,放射线

 
?
  • VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):联合国发起保护宗教场所行动计划 2019-09-17
  • VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):法国港口密切关注英国脱欧 2019-09-23
  • VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):非洲裔美国人重拾家乡的味道 2019-09-24
  • VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):特朗普暗示与乌克兰总统谈论拜登 2019-09-24
  • VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):乌兹别克斯坦总统有多"敬业" 2019-10-08
  • 关键字: 宇宙起源 物理学奖 诺贝尔 VOA慢速

    上一篇:VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):乌兹别
    发布评论我来说2句

    特别推荐

    英语学习推荐

    VOA慢速英语

    VOA常速英语

    BBC新闻

    CRI News

    CNN News

    NPR News

    PBS高端访谈

    科学美国人60秒

    最新文章

    可可英语官方微信(微信号:ikekenet)

    每天向大家推送短小精悍的英语学习资料.

    添加方式1.扫描上方可可官方微信二维码。
    添加方式2.搜索微信号ikekenet添加即可。
    友情链接:名彩彩票官网  开心快乐8网  唯彩会彩票官网  亿乐彩彩票官网  亿贝娱乐官网