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Nobel Prize winner Penrose says had to get out of his shower to hear the news

David Haviland, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics, Goran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Ulf Danielsson, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announce the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics presented on the screen: Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in Stockholm, Sweden October 6, 2020. TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Penrose, who won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on black holes, said on Tuesday he had to get out of the shower to hear the news of his prize.

“It was an extreme honour and great pleasure to hear the news this morning in a slightly unusual way - I had to get out of my shower to hear it,” Penrose told reporters.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout

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