Trinity Fellow Didier Queloz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star”
Didier Queloz worked with his PhD supervisor Michel Mayor – who shares the 2019 Physics Nobel Prize with Didier Queloz and Jim Peebles. Mayor had developed the COREVAL photoelectric Doppler spectrometer to measure radial velocities of stars and planets. Together they developed the improved ELODIE Doppler spectrometer, with which they discovered the exoplanet named 51 Pegasi b orbiting 51 Pegasi. As of April 2020 around 4241 exoplanets have been discovered.
Professor Didier Queloz Nobel Lecture on 8 December 2019 in Stockholm
Professor Didier Queloz’ talk at Trinity College, Cambridge, streamed live on 27 February 2020
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