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October 8th, 2007
Exoplanets, chaos in the weather and nanotubes theoretical Physics prize honorees
Discoveries of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system, efforts to better understand why weather is so chaotic and work on carbon tubes are among the discoveries that could win the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday.
But the prize, one of the original five outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel, is one of the toughest to predict, and in some cases, comprehend, given the complexity of science involved for an award with a wide latitude of subjects to touch on.
"Physics is a tough one," said David Pendlebury, of research services at Thomson Scientific, which analyzes the work, citations and experience of scores of possible Nobel laureates and conducts an online poll to see who the likely winners could be.
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