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Ask a Nobel laureate

Questions please

By Hamish Johnston

Would you like to ask Nobel laureate John Mather a question?

Maybe you want to know why he decided to study the temperature distribution of the cosmic microwave background — which won him a share in the 2006 prize for physics

Or perhaps you want to ask him what it the most important challenge facing cosmologists today?

Or you could ask him how he spent his prize money!

The Nobel Foundation has joined forces with YouTube to allow you to upload a video of your question — and Mather will answer a selection of queries on video. You can find out more here.

The deadline for questions is 30 October, and you can post as many questions as you like.

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  1. Sir,
    I have just one simple question:
    “YES” or “NO” – please do substantiate the answer, as a foremost man of science we can all continue to look up to.
    Kindly see also:
    Thank you and with best regards.

  2. You can currently ask another Nobel Laureate in Physics a question on the Nobel Prize YouTube channel. David Gross who received the Nobel Prize in Physics 2004 is currently participating. Deadline to submit questions is 25 June 2010.

  3. Subhrajeet Lenka

    Calculate energy ratio for 3rd orbit of ‘Li++’ ion & 2nd orbit of ‘Be++’ ion.


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