Recently, the Nobel Prize in Physics were announced. One half of the award went to James Peebles and the other half was shared jointly between Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz.

A picture of the Swiss astrophysicist Michel Mayor getting to know about him winning the award at the San Sebastian airport is going viral on social media.

Mayor got the news when he was on a lecture tour in Spain and accidentally logged onto his laptop at the airport.

He has been awarded for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star.


Ever since his expressions went viral, people are praising the physicist for his humility.

Mayor had been nominated for the Nobel Prize previously too. Speaking to media he said that he was not expecting the award this time and it was a huge honour.