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The Nobel Prize in Timekeeping goes to…

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By Hamish Johnston

Forgive me for being a grumpy old man, but there is something on the Nobel Foundation website that is driving me crazy (see right).

The foundation seems to be saying that the physics prize will be announced at 11.45 CET and 9.45 GMT.

But how can this be? There is only one hour difference between CET (Central European Time) and GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Furthermore, Stockholm will still be on Central European Summer Time (CEST) next Tuesday.

So did they mean to say that the announcement will be made at 11.45 CEST, which is 9.45 GMT?

I sent an e-mail to the foundation asking as much, I’ll keep you posted.

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