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.
New laureate Michel Mayor was on a lecture tour in Spain when he heard the news about his #NobelPrize in Physics.— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 8, 2019
Here Mayor is in the cafeteria of San Sebastian airport, looking at all the messages flooding in! pic.twitter.com/NCYcgZYUXx
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.
The finest expression of satisfaction at the recognition , that is involuntary n natural .— M.K.Pulipaka (@mkpulipaka) October 8, 2019
Salutes to the dedication for humanity
Great picture. Hé can't belive it. It's true Michel! Congratulations.— Henk Jansen (@HenkHkjansen) October 9, 2019
How humble are scientists who know so much and how arrogant are religious zealots who know nothing.— NWO (@firstkaransingh) October 8, 2019
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.