Stockholm, October 6 (Prensa Latina) – American astronomer Andrea Gez won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday, making her the fourth woman in the entire history of the first prize to be awarded in 1901.
Gez Nobel, 53, a professor of astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, is the 18th woman to be awarded a science degree.
The scientist graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987 with a degree in physics and earned a doctorate. From the California Institute of Technology in 1992.
In 2018, Andrea Gez, Donna Strickland, in 1963 Maria Goppert Mayer and in 1903 Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in Physics. More than 200 men have received the recognition.
In his award-winning work, Andrea Gez mainly used space-resolution imaging techniques to study the regions in which the stars were formed and the super-black hole.
The American astronomer Nobel Prize-winning colleague Reinhard Genzel and Garqing (Germany) came from the Max Planck Institute for Planetary Physics, which studied the Sagittarius A * region in the center of our galaxy in the early 1990s.
Both teams drew the orbits of the brightest stars closest to the center of the Milky Way.