James Peebles, a scientist born in Manitoba, Canada
won the Nobel Prize in Physics this year
He said on Tuesday that
his rather calm life is no longer there
The 84-year-old Peebles has retired for 20 years
but he said he will continue to study and teach
at an “easy pace” because he enjoys it.
Peebles was born
in the French-speaking community of St. Boniface
在曼尼托巴大学(University of Manitoba)
completed his undergraduate studies at
the University of Manitoba
and then went to Princeton University to study for graduate studies
He has dual citizenship in Canada
and the United States and has taught at the Ivy League
In the past 50 years
He has received honorary doctorates
from several Canadian universities
并是加拿大皇家学会(Royal Society of Canada)
and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada
和曼尼托巴勋章(Order of Manitoba)的成员
and the Order of Manitoba.
Peebles revealed that
he plans to donate some of the bonuses to the charity and share it with his family
He said that he owes too much to the University of Manitoba
and a large bonus will be donated there.
The Nobel Committee stated that
Peebles received the honor because
because his work was based on the contemporary concept
of the universe from the Big Bang to today
Peebles has written or co-authored five books
including Physical Cosmology
和《发现大爆炸》(Finding the Big Bang)
and Finding the Big Bang
He said that his sixth book will be available next year
which covers the history of cosmology from Einstein to the present day.
Prime Minister Trudeau sent a message to Peebles
and Governor of Man Province, Brian Pallister
also issued a statement congratulating him
David Barnard, president of the University of Manitoba
said that Peebles’ achievements inspired a new generation of scientists.
Peebles is the second consecutive Canadian
to win the Nobel Prize in Physics
Donna Strickland, an associate professor
at the University of Waterloo in Canada won this award last year.