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What do Marie and Pierre Curie, Irène Joliot-Curie and Frédéric Joliot, Gerty and Carl Cori, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser, and Alva and Gunnar Myrdal have in common?
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Up until Thursday night they were the only five husband-and-wife teams to win a Nobel Prize.

Sheldon and Amy from The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon and Amy from The Big Bang Theory

Add Sheldon and Amy, at least in the Big Bang Universe, to that list with the pair winning the physics prize on the hour finale on CBS Thursday night, only the second married couple to win that particular prize after the Curies in 1903. OK, they didn't really win--Sheldon and Amy, that is.

The actual Physics prize for 2019 won't be announced until Oct. 8, no earlier than 11:45 a.m. local Sweden time, when they will be streamed live. By that time, Penny's mom will probably already know about the baby.

It was probably the most Nobel-centric night of prime time American TV ever. Young Sheldon followed the Big Bang with its own take on the awards, with Sheldon eagerly anticipating a broadcast of the announcement of the winners, likening the suggestion of just waiting to read about them to waiting to read about the winner of the Super Bowl.

The prize CBS is looking for is the nightly sweeps ratings crown, essentially a given.

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