VIENNA – Due to a lack of qualified applicants, the Nobel Committee has recently announced the winner of the Physics Prize will be awarded to the first individual from any eligible nation that can successfully completely Angry Birds: Space without cheats.

Roxio, who produces the Angry Birds franchise, is honored their game is being highlighted as the new frontier of physic exploration.

“It’s a truly wonderful feeling knowing that our game mechanics are considered proper scientific reasoning.” Roxio said from a recent public release statement. 

In part to a significant lack of funding in most modern educational institutions, as well as the widespread Common Core Curriculum, scientific progress has halted.  The Nobel Committee feels turning their attentions to technological physics can solve their candidacy issues.

The head of the Nobel Institute, Olav Njolstad said the change of direction is a sign of the evolutionary times.

“We live in a world where the major conflicts of scientific understanding are the effectiveness of throwing a bird of a slingshot into a row of explosive piggies.” he said at a press conference in Stockholm.

Currently, there are over one million individuals that are eligible for nomination, the institute said.  Anyone with a legitimate purchase of the mobile game can be invited among the selected; desktop and console players are ineligible as controllers present an unfair advantage.

Pirated and/or modded copies of the game are not eligible.

“Great physics is done through the flanges without interruption.” Njolstad commented.

The first fifty players to complete the game based on the November 2016 update release will be automatically added based on Roxio’s reporting.  The eligibility list will remain secret for at least 50 years, unless Roxio decides to shame the losers publicly and leak it.

The Nobel Committee will select the winner during its first meeting in 2017 based on its findings of high scores and speed runs. 

An official announcement of the winner will be publicly announced in October.