2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Black Hole Discoveries

Britain’s Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel of Germany and U.S. scientist Andrea Ghez won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

Penrose, professor at the University of Oxford, won half the prize for his work using mathematics to prove that black holes are a direct consequence of the general theory of relativity.

Genzel, of the Max Planck Institute and University of California, Berkeley, and Ghez, at the University of California, Los Angeles, shared the other half for discovering that an invisible and extremely heavy object governs the orbits of stars at the centre of our galaxy.

Physics is the second of this year’s crop of Nobels to be awarded, after three scientists won the medicine prize for their discovery of Hepatitis C on Monday.

Among the Nobel prizes, physics has often dominated the spotlight with past awards going to scientific superstars such as Albert Einstein for fundamental discoveries about the make-up of the universe, including the general theory of relativity.

“The discoveries of this year’s Laureates have broken new ground in the study of compact

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5 lessons project managers can learn from the first 2020 US presidential debate

While projects aren’t the same as politics, there are similarities. Here are ways to become a better manager by learning from the debates.

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Last week’s 2020 US Presidential Debate offered important lessons that can help project, program, and portfolio managers improve their effectiveness when communicating. Here are five ways you can learn to be a better leader.

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1. Be aware of distractions

Distraction was a key element in the first presidential debate and likely served as a means of confusion for listeners. It blanked the entire debate and made it difficult for the audience and the two candidates. The result was a lost opportunity to share their intended messages and plans for the future with stakeholders.

Distraction can be a strategy of some to reduce the effectiveness of others. Project leaders should be aware of this and ensure that they are not pulled into unnecessary noise from those distractions. It’s essential to stay on point and recognize that effective, orderly communication relies on staying focused on the task at hand.

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2. Maintain accountability

Accountability for actions

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The YubiKey Neo (high) is a USB authentication key that gives an answer: It has a easy button that enables for one-tap token technology. And if you would like safety for, say, an Android phone or related device, the Neo presents wi-fi connectivity by way of NFC. Its uber-cute sibling, the Neo-n (backside), truly disappears inside a USB port, so you can leave it in full-time – the “button” is just a contact-sensitive edge you graze together with your finger. (However the Neo-n does not assist NFC.) These two keys might be deployed throughout quite a lot …

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