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|Michel G.E. Mayor|
|Born||12 January 1942|
|Institutions||University of Geneva|
|Alma mater||Lausanne University (M.S., 1966)|
Geneva University (Ph.D, 1971)
|Known for||Discovered first planet orbiting around a normal star, 51 Pegasi|
|Notable awards||Prix Jules Janssen (1998)|
Shaw Prize (2005)
Wolf Prize (2017)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2019)
Together with Didier Queloz in 1995 he discovered 51 Pegasi b, the first extrasolar planet orbiting a sun-like star, 51 Pegasi. Because of this, Mayor and Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star".
- Chang, Kenneth; Specia, Megan (8 October 2019). "Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Cosmic Discoveries - The cosmologist James Peebles split the prize with the astrophysicists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, for work the Nobel judges said “transformed our ideas about the cosmos.”". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/science/nobel-prize-physics.html. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
- "Viktor Ambartsumian International Prize". 18 July 2014. http://vaprize.sci.am/win2010.html. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- Michel Mayor profile; Didier Queloz (1995). "A Jupiter-mass companion to a solar-type star". Nature 378 (6555): 355–59. .
- "The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019". Nobel Media AB. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2019/summary/. Retrieved 8 October 2019.