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10. Exoplanets | Nobel Laureate Didier Queloz

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Didier Queloz is Professor of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge and Geneva University He shared the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star nbsp In this interview he talks about his challenging journey from the discovery of the first exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star in 1995 to the acknowledgement of his discovery by the scientific community He explores his experience in reporting a paradigm-changing finding and how this triggered hard scepticism from the publishing industry and fellow scientists which lasted about 3 years He and Michel Mayor were eventually acknowledged as the founders of the new field of exoplanets and were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2019 He also talks about realistic ways to explore Proxima Centauri b and other potentially habitable planetary systems such as TRAPPIST-1 using technologies that are currently available He also discusses his interdisciplinary research activities on abiogenesis and the search for life on other planets Download article from the Scientific Video Protocols website – https scivpro com manuscript 10 32386 scivpro 000017 – https scivpro com manuscript 10 32386 scivpro 000018 – https scivpro com manuscript 10 32386 scivpro 000019 Full video interview series with Didier Queloz – Part 1 The Discovery of the First Exoplanet Orbiting a Solar-Type Star Didier Queloz 1 3 https youtu be 6xqbBWDgzsY- Part 2 Breakthrough Discoveries vs Incremental Science Didier Queloz 2 3 https youtu be 4cXalPDJT5k- Part 3 Are we going to Alpha Centauri Didier Queloz 3 3 https www youtube com watch v RODr3 Scientific Video Protocols is the first full open-access peer-reviewed video journal publishing in 4k cinematic quality nbsp Click here to visit this podcast episode