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    Nobel Prize in Physics to Be Awarded in Stockholm on Tuesday

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    The Nobel Committee in Physics is going to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Stockholm on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The favorites of the race are the UK's Ronald Drever, the US' Kip Thorne and the US' Rainer Weiss, who played a crucial role in discovering the gravitational waves, which was one of the most significant discoveries in the XXI centuries.

    According to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, two black holes orbiting each other lose energy as they send out gravitational waves. As a result, the two bodies approach each other over billions of years, ultimately speeding up and colliding into a single "black star" and emitting gravitational waves.

    Other pretenders are the US' Vera Rubin for studying dark matter, the US' William Borucki for masterminding the Kepler Space Telescope and Marvin Cohen for his studies of rigid bodies.

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