Giorgio Parisi, grantee of the European Research Council (ERC), has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics. The other half of this year’s award is shared by Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was awarded "for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex systems" with one half jointly to Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann "for the physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming" and the other half to Giorgio Parisi "for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales." For almost a decade, Professor Parisi has been supported with substantial funding from the ERC. Klaus Hasselmann has participated in two EU-funded Framework Programme 7 projects.
The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded 115 times to 219 Nobel Prize laureates between 1901 and 2021. John Bardeen is the only laureate who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice, in 1956 and 1972. This means that a total of 218 individuals have received the Nobel Prize in Physics.