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Nobel Winner Selling Medal for Noble Reasons

Russia's Dmitry Muratov, who won peace prize last year, wants funds raised to assist Ukraine refugees

(Newser) - People from all over the world are donating where they can to help the millions of refugees streaming out of Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion there—but very few have Nobel Peace Prize gold they can hawk to free up some funds. Russia's Dmitry Muratov is one of...

Nobel Chief Rules Out Quotas for Gender

'In the end, we will give the prize to those who are found the most worthy'

(Newser) - Just one of this year's 13 Nobel Prize winners was a woman, but the head of the academy that awards the prizes in science has ruled out bringing in quotas to even the balance. Since 1901, only 59 Nobel Prizes—6.2% of the total—have gone to women....

Nobel Winners 'Completely Reshaped' Economics World

David Card, Joshua D. Angrist, Guido Imbens show 'many of society's big questions can be answered'

(Newser) - Three US-based researchers have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for their work that shows "many of society's big questions can be answered," per the Nobel Committee . UC Berkeley's David Card has won half of the top prize "for his empirical contributions to labor...

'Uncompromising' Writer Takes Home Nobel for Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah of Tanzania began writing as a 21-year-old refugee in exile

(Newser) - The 2021 Nobel Prize for literature was announced Thursday, an award that has in the past honored poets, novelists, and even a songwriter, Bob Dylan. The AP reports that Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah took home the top award, with the Swedish Academy noting the Nobel was in recognition of Gurnah'...

Chemistry Nobel Awarded for Work in a 'Difficult Art'

Benjamin List of Germany and Princeton's David MacMillan win for new way of building molecules

(Newser) - The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to German scientist Benjamin List of the Max Planck Institute and Scotland-born scientist David WC MacMillan of Princeton University. They were cited for their work in developing a new way for building molecules known as "asymmetric organocatalysis." The winners were...

Nobel Winner 'Gobsmacked': 'I'm Just a Climate Scientist!'

Syukuro Manabe of US/Japan shares grand prize in physics with researchers from Germany, Italy

(Newser) - Day two of the Nobels is underway, with a second prize awarded for the week in science. This time around, the Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to scientists from the US/Japan, Germany, and Italy, for their "groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems," per...

Nobel Winner 'Unlocks One of the Secrets of Nature'

2 US-based scientists take home medicine prize for discovery of receptors for temperature, touch

(Newser) - "Exciting news" was delivered Monday to two US-based scientists. The Nobel Prize in the field of physiology or medicine has been awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, cited for their discovery of receptors for temperature and touch. The winners were announced Monday by Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of...

Here's What Happens When You Sleep Through Your Nobel Call

Robert Wilson, who won economics prize, crossed the street in PJs to alert fellow winner Paul Milgrom

(Newser) - No one wants to hear their doorbell ring in the middle of the night, but Paul Milgrom will probably give Bob Wilson a pass. That's because Wilson, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday, was forced to trudge out in his pajamas to alert his Stanford colleague,...

Auction World Revolutionized by These Nobel Winners

Paul Milgrom, Robert Wilson take home Nobel Prize in Economics for their work in auction theory

(Newser) - Americans Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson, both academics from Stanford University, have won the Nobel Prize in Economics and will split the $1.1 million prize for "improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats." Technically known as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic...

2020 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to World Food Program

Organization praised for efforts to fight hunger

(Newser) - This year's Nobel Peace Prize has gone to the world's largest humanitarian organization. In a virtual ceremony Friday, the Nobel Committee announced that it is honoring the United Nations' World Food Program for its efforts fighting hunger and food insecurity worldwide, the BBC reports. "In the face...

Her 'Unmistakable' Voice Just Earned Her a Nobel

American poet Louise Glueck wins Nobel Prize in Literature

(Newser) - The Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded Thursday after several years of controversy and scandal for the world's preeminent literary accolade. American poet Louise Glueck was the recipient of the $1.1 million prize "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal,"...

2 Women Win Chemistry Nobel for Tool With 'Enormous Power'

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer A. Doudna claim prize for their genome editing method

(Newser) - French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a method of genome editing likened to "molecular scissors" that offer the promise of one day curing genetic diseases. The recipients were announced Wednesday in Stockholm by the Royal Swedish Academy...

Among Nobel Winners: Guy Who Proved Einstein Wrong

Physics honor will be split between 3 scientists for their work on black holes

(Newser) - Three physicists have won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for black hole discoveries and will split the $1.1 million award. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Tuesday that Briton Roger Penrose will receive half of this year's prize "for the discovery that black hole...

Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Trio Who Discovered Hep C

Honor for Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles M. Rice is 'long overdue'

(Newser) - We've spent most of 2020 in a tangle with one virus , but now, advances regarding another are receiving their due accolades as Nobel Prize week kicks off. The prize for physiology or medicine was awarded to scientists Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice for their "...

Nobel Winner Owns Up to Mistake, Earns Praise

Frances Arnold apologizes over yanked paper

(Newser) - A scientific journal has retracted a paper co-authored by a Nobel winner, but the move is making headlines for a reason you might not expect. US chemical engineer Frances Arnold is earning plaudits for integrity for the way she quickly owned up to the mistake, reports CTV . "For my...

Nobel Goes to Economists Studying Roots of Poverty

Esther Duflo is second-ever female winner

(Newser) - Three researchers with an "experimental approach to alleviating global poverty" have won this year's Nobel in economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says. The prize was won by French-American researcher Esther Duflo, her fellow MIT researcher Abhijit Banerjee, and Michael Kremer at Harvard, the New York Times...

Double Duty for Nobel Lit Prize
Double Duty for
Nobel Lit Prize

Double Duty for Nobel Lit Prize

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk takes 2018's award, Austrian Peter Handke claims 2019's

(Newser) - A twofer this Thursday in Nobel land: The 2018 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to Polish author Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life," while the 2019 prize went to Austrian author Peter...

From Nobel's Chem Prize Winners: Batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino brought us lithium-ion batteries

(Newser) - The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the US' John B. Goodenough and M. Stanley Whittingham, and Japan's Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries, per the AP . "Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops...

For Nobel Prize in Physics, a 3-Way Triumph

The work revolves around discovery of an exoplanet, 'discoveries in physical cosmology'

(Newser) - Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and "Earth's place in the cosmos," a day after two Americans and one British scientist were bestowed the award for physiology or medicine . One half...

Nobel in Medicine Goes to a 'Textbook Discovery'

2 NYC natives and a Brit share prize for research into cells

(Newser) - It's Nobel week, and the first of the prizes—medicine—has been awarded to two Americans and a Brit. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to Americans William G. Kaelin Jr. and Gregg L. Semenza, along with Peter J. Ratcliffe of the UK. The trio won...

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