Nobel Prize for German physicist Klaus Hasselmann

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics will go to Klaus Hasselmann, Syukuro Manabe and Giorgio Parisi. They are being honoured for their work on climate research.

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Illustration: Niklas Elmehed for Nobel Prize Outreach

Stockholm (dpa) - This year's Nobel Prize in Physics will go to Klaus Hasselmann (illustration: in the middle) from Germany, Syukuro Manabe from Japan, who conducts research in the USA, and Giorgio Parisi from Italy for their physical models of the Earth's climate. This was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday.

Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann will be sharing one half of the prize, while the other will go to Giorgio Parisi.

"Three laureates will be sharing this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for their studies of chaotic and seemingly random phenomena. Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann laid the foundation for our knowledge of Earth's climate and how humanity affects it." Giorgio Parisi will be honoured for his revolutionary contribution to the theory of disordered substances and random processes.

This year, the most important award for physicists is endowed with a total of ten million kronor (about 980,000 euros).

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