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17/12/2017

Nobel Prize winners (2017)

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Peace Prize   

  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Norweigan Nobel Committee says award made ""in recognition of work to draw attention to catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons".

Physics

  • Barry Barish
  • Kip Thorne
  • Rainer Weiss

"For decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"

Chemistry

  • Jacques Dubochet
  • Richard Henderson

"For developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".

Physiology/Medicine

  • Jeffrey C. Hall
  • Michael Rosbash
  • Michael W. Young

"For their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm".

Literature

  • Kazuo Ishiguro

British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer of Japanese descent.
The academy's citation for Ishiguro said he is a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world." 

 

The Sveriges Riksbak Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2017 announced on Monday, October 9th, at 11:45 a.m. Swedish time, the Prize for

Economic Sciences

  • Richard H. Thaler

The Nobel committee, announcing the award in Stockholm, said that it was honoring Professor Thaler for his pioneering work in establishing that people are predictably irrational — that they consistently behave in ways that defy economic theory.

Note.– On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden's central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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