The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded with one half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star”. Michel Mayor is member of the Advisory Board of the NCCR PlanetS, Didier Queloz is member of the NCCR and chairman of the CHEOPS science team. Congratulations!
In the video you find out how the two nobel prize winners made their discovery.
The video was filmed in 2000, when Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz returned to Southern France to tell the story of their historic success.
More information about Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz and 51 Pegb.
Media release of the University of Geneva.