New Delhi: Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 was on Tuesday jointly awarded to Canadian-American James Peebles ‘for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology’, and to Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz ‘for discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star’.

Speaking at a press conference, Laureate James Peebles said, “My advice to young people entering science: you should do it for the love of science … You should enter science because you are fascinated by it.”

On Monday, the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to William G Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

The Nobel Prize is a set of esteemed prizes that were instituted by the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in his last will and testament in 1895. These are a set of annual international awards which are given in Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Peace by Swedish and Norwegian institutions. These awards were first awarded in 1901.

More details are awaited.