Sunday, October 04, 2015

Annual Nobel speculation

It's getting to be that time of year again.  The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced this coming Tuesday morning (EU/US time).  Based on past patterns, it looks like it could well be an astro prize.  Dark matter/galaxy rotation curves anyone?  Or extrasolar planets?  (I still like Aharonov + Berry for geometric phases, perhaps with Thouless as well.  However, it's unlikely that condensed matter will come around this year.)

On Wednesday, the chemistry prize will be awarded.  There, I have no clue.  Curious Wavefunction has a great write-up that you should read, though.

Speculate away!

1 comment:

Ghavon said...

Seems that the Nobel site now has a little counter for each prize displaying the tally of female winners, so I guess they will make an effort to be more inclusive with the awards. So, maybe either Vera Rubin or Dresselhaus. Either would be fantastic.