The morning of the day of this Psalm the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2009 was awarded to 3 men. The primary scientist behind fibre optic cable, and the inventors of CCDs.
1Give thanks to Yahvah, call on his name, make known his deeds among the people.
2Sing to him, sing psalms to him, talk of all his wondrous works.
3Glory in his holy name; let the heart of them rejoice, that seek Yahvah.
4Seek Yahvah, and be strong, seek his face evermore.
5Remember his marvellous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth,
6seed of Abraham his servant, sons of Jacob, his chosen.
7He is Yahvah our god; his judgments are in all the land.
8He has remembered his contract forever, the word which he commanded to 1,000 generations.
9For he made his contract with Abraham, and his oaths to Isaac;
10and confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting contract,
11saying, To you, I will give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.
12When they were but a few men in number, yes, very few, and strangers in it,
13when they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;
14he permitted no man to do them wrong; yes, he reprimanded kings for their sakes,
15that they might not touch his anointed, and do his prophets no harm.
16Moreover, he called for a famine on the land; he broke the whole stalk of their wheat.
17He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant,
18whose feet they bound with shackles; he was laid in iron
19until the time that his word came; the word of Yahvah tried him.
20The king sent and released him, and made him a ruler over his people.
21He made him sovereign of his house, and ruler over all his possessions,
22to discipline the governors at his pleasure and to teach the elders wisdom.
23Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob stayed in the land of Ham.
24And he increased his people greatly, and made them stronger than their enemies.
25He turned their hearts to hate his people, to deal subtly with his servants.
26He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen.
27They showed his signs among them and wonders in the land of Ham.
28He sent darkness, and made it dark; yet they rebelled against his word.
29He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
30Their land swarmed with frogs, even in the inner chambers of their kings.
31He spoke, and an arab and lice came in all their borders.
32He turned their rain into hail; and brought flaming fire into their land.
33He also struck their vines and their fig trees; and broke the trees inside their borders.
34He spoke and the locusts came, and caterpillars, and that, without numbers, throughout their land.
35And they devoured all the herbs and the fruit of their lands.
36He also struck all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of all their boys.
37He also brought them forth with silver and gold; and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.
38Egypt was glad when they departed; for the fear of them fell on them.
39He spread a cloud to shade them, and fire to give light in the night.
40The people asked, and he brought quails and satisfied them with the bread of the skies.
41He opened the rock and the waters gushed out; and water flowed in the dry land.
42For he remembered his holy promise which he had given to Abraham his servant.
43And he brought forth his people with joy, and his young men with gladness,
44and gave them the lands of the Gentiles; and they inherited the labor of the people,
45that they might observe his statutes and keep his laws. Praise Yahvah.
The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded a few hours ahead of theoretical for this Psalm.
The prizes this year went to 3 men. Charles K. Kao was the man who suggested the material that would be used for fiber optic cables. Willard S. Boyle, and George E. Smith invented the CCD circuit used to turn light into photos. The CCD is used commercially in most digital cameras but had the largest impact on astronomy where CCDs are used in most astronomical imaging.
This was the 106th time that Nobel prizes had been awarded, the first year was 1901, but 3 years during WWII saw no prizes awarded.
Other Nobel awards were given on days surrounding this announcement, and may be part of other Psalms.
The structure of the Psalm is focused on a retelling of various events in history. A memorial, which is what the Nobel awards are for as well. They are a memorial mostly to discoveries made by top scientists.
The Psalm number counts out the 105 previous Nobel prize years.
Verses 1 and 2 open with a call to make known God's deeds among the people. The Nobel awards system makes known the deeds of men among the people but the focus on discoveries of the way the physical world works is one way the Nobel system indirectly makes known God's works.
Verses 12 through 15 may be speaking of the history of the Nobel prize.
The Psalm recounts various events in Israel's history, including the plagues, and how at the end they came out with silver and gold. The Nobel prize is often awarded at the end of a long career. In this case the winners were in their 70s and 80s, for inventions in the 1960s. It is at this point that the Nobel prize includes a gold medal as well as cash and in many cases permanent recognition for their scientific contributions.