Tag: Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel committee said Dylan earned the honor “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” The accolade was announced Thursday afternoon in Stockholm. Sara Danils, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, called the 75-year-old singer-songwriter “a great sampler… and…

Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins Nobel Medicine Prize [VIDEO]

Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on autophagy: how cells in the human body repair themselves and detoxify. He will nab the award for “mechanisms for autophagy.” The scientist led a series of groundbreaking experiments in the early 1990s that helped researchers to understand the process…

Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature [VIDEO]

Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian writer whose oral histories have recorded thousands of individual voices to map the implosion of the Soviet Union, has won the Nobel prize for literature. The Swedish Academy, announcing her win, praised Alexievich’s “polyphonic writings”, describing them as a “monument to suffering and courage in our time”. She becomes the 14th…

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize. Socialist politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes “in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing has contributed to a more stable and peaceful world…

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Chemical Weapons Watchdog

The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the Nobel committee has announced at a press conference in Oslo. The organization was chosen to receive the prestigious prize ‘for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.’ Norwegian Nobel Committee

Canada’s Alice Munro, ‘Master’ Of Short Stories, Wins Nobel

Canada’s Alice Munro — called the “master of the contemporary short story” — won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced Thursday. The prize committee compared the 82-year-old author to Anton Chekhov, the 19th century Russian who is considered one of the greatest short story writers in history. After…

Nobel Prize In Chemistry Awarded To 3 US Scientists

The 2013 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to US scientists Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshe who pioneered the use of computer models that mirror chemical reactions. Photo: Chairman Sven Lidin (L-R), permanent secretary Staffan Normark and professor Gunnar Karlstrom of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announce the winners of the…

Nobel Prize Awarded To ‘God Particle’ Theorists

The Nobel Prize in physics has been award to British physicist Peter Higgs and Belgian physicist Francois Englert for their work researching the elusive Higgs boson. Photo: Belgian physicist Francois Englert and British physicist Peter Higgs converse during the 2012 news conference announcing the discovery of a new subatomic particle matching the description of the…