Nobel Physics Prize awarded for discoveries in climate and complex physical systems

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  • Three scientists have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems".
  • Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann were cited for their work in “the physical modeling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”.
  • The second half of the prize was awarded to Giorgio Parisi for “the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales.”