Nobel laureate Michel Mayor during his visit to ESA's European Astronomy Space Centre (ESAC) near Madrid, Spain, where he gave a seminar on the subject 'Exoplanets: past, present and future' on 10 October.
Pictured in this photo, from left to right: Micheal Küppers (ESAC Science Faculty Chair), Markus Kissler-Patig (ESA Head of Science Operations), Michel Mayor (University of Geneva), Günther Hasinger (ESA Director of Science) and José Caballero (CAB – Centro de Astrobiología).
An emeritus professor at the University of Geneva, Mayor was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics together with Didier Queloz for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star. The two Swiss astrophysicists shared the prize with James Peebles, honoured for the theoretical framework of cosmology used to investigate the Universe on its largest scales.
Watch a replay of Michel Mayor's seminar here
About the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics