Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez awarded for her pioneering research on the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

I’m thrilled and incredibly honored to receive a Nobel Prize in physics,” said Andrea Ghez, director of the UCLA Galactic Center Group. “We have cutting-edge tools and a world-class research team, and that combination makes discovery tremendous fun.” She is the fourth woman to receive the physics prize, following Marie Curie in 1903, Maria Goeppert Mayer in 1963 and Donna Strickland in 2018.