Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science.
But the comedy series' influence is far beyond just the small screen as it received an unexpected nod on Tuesday during this year's Nobel prize victor announcement. My hand used to be shaking for a truly very long time.
The nominees in all categories - whose names are never announced and can not be revealed until 50 years have passed - are picked by members of academies, university professors, scientists, previous Nobel Laureates, and members of parliamentary assemblies.
We want to hear from you. "I suppose the aura of the Nobel is such that my life will change, but I don't think I'm going to let it change much".
"They established the basis for our understanding of how oxygen levels affect cellular metabolism and physiological function", the Nobel jury said, adding that their research has "paved the way for promising new strategies to fight anaemia, cancer and many other diseases".
Asked what he would tell young scientists, Peebles said they should follow their passion.
While Peebles' theoretical framework has provided the key to unlocking the secrets of the CMB, it has also left cosmologists with an even bigger question - one that revolves around the composition of the Universe. He said it was along with "group working" that he got new ideas, and grew with it. When asked how he will spend his half of the $1.2 million prize, Peebles gave a shout-out to his alma mater. "I owe a lot to the University of Manitoba and a chunk will go to it". "A chunk will go to it".
"This year's Nobel Prize recognizes remarkable advances in cosmology and extrasolar planetary science", said APS CEO Kate Kirby.
"One of my early memories is throwing a tantrum because I wasn't allowed to put together the coffee percolator... That's what I did", he said. "From the beginning, I have always had colleagues".
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"Jim is a super pleasant, approachable guy". "Which particular step did I take?" "He's just a wonderful man".
At the bottom of the age list is Malala Yousafzai, who was 17 when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Ulf Danielsson, another member of the Nobel Prize Committee, explained the importance of Peebles' contribution to physical cosmology. "It's generated all sorts of significant branches of research, all of which have been validated over time", he said.
Canadian-born James Peebles, 84, an emeritus professor at Princeton University, won for his theoretical discoveries in cosmology, about what happened soon after the Big Bang that eventually led to the formation of galaxies and the universe as we know it.
Using theoretical tools and calculations, Peebles was able to interpret trace radiation from the infancy of the universe and so discover new physical processes, the academy said.
"Although the theory is very thoroughly tested, we still must admit that the dark matter and dark energy are mysterious", Peebles said.
James Peebles, who earned his doctoral degree from Princeton in 1962, was announced as one of three winners of the award on Tuesday.