UC Berkeley professor emeritus Reinhard Genzel receives Nobel Prize in physics

Photo of Reinhard Genzel (right) and Charles Townes (left)
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Reinhard Genzel sits with the late Nobel laureate Charles Townes, whom Genzel worked with as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley in making initial observations for his research.

UC Berkeley professor emeritus of physics and astronomy Reinhard Genzel was named a recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for “the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.”
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