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  The Nobel Prize in Literature
Nobel Laureate Dario Fo The Nobel Prize in Literature
The very first Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1901 to the French poet and philosopher Sully Prudhomme, who in his poetry showed the "rare combination of the qualities of both heart and intellect".
2006 Nobel Laureate The Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, "who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures", was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/literature   (182 words)

 The Nobel Prize - A guide to the Nobel Prizes
The Nobel Prize (pronounced no-BELL) is awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society.
The first ceremony to award the Nobel Prizes in literature, physics, chemistry, and medicine was held at the Old Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in 1901; since 1902, the prizes have been formally awarded by the King of Sweden.
The prizes for physics and chemistry shall be awarded by the Swedish Academy of Sciences; that for physiology or medical works by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm; that for literature by the Academy in Stockholm, and that for champions of peace by a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting.
www.nobel-prize.org   (397 words)

 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
In 1901 the very first Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jacobus H. van 't Hoff for his work on rates of reaction, chemical equilibrium, and osmotic pressure.
In more recent years, the Chemistry Nobel Laureates have increased our understanding of chemical processes and their molecular basis, and have also contributed to many of the technological advancements we enjoy today.
2007 Nobel Prize in Chemistry The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Gerhard Ertl "for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces".
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/chemistry   (145 words)

 Nobel Prize Winners In Economics, 1970 Economics Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize In Economics, Economics Nobel Prize Winner
In 1968 Sveriges Riksbank the Sweden's central bank introduced Nobel Prize in Economics Science in memory of Alfred Nobel.
The first prize in econimics science was awarded to Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen in the year 1969.
For the year 2007, the Nobel Prize winners in Economics Science are Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S Maskin, and Roger B. Myerson for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory.
www.economywatch.com /nobel-prize-winners-in-economics.html   (833 words)

 The Nobel Prize in Physics
In 1901 the very first Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Wilhelm Röntgen for his discovery of X-rays.
2007 Nobel Prize in Physics The 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg "for the discovery of giant magnetoresistance".
2005 Nobel Laureates The Nobel Prize in Physics 2005 was awarded to "the father of quantum optics", Roy Glauber, along with John Hall and Theodor Hänsch, who achieved a previously unattained precision in laser spectroscopy.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/physics   (137 words)

 The Nobel Prize
Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace.
The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.
In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes   (79 words)

 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
In 1901, Emil von Behring was awarded the first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on serum therapy, particularly for its use in the treatment of diphtheria.
The Nobel Prize in Medicine has subsequently highlighted a number of important discoveries including penicillin, genetic engineering and blood-typing.
2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine The Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to Mario R. Capecchi, Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies for their discoveries of "principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells".
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/medicine   (144 words)

 The Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies
The Nobel Laureates take center stage in Stockholm on 10 December when they receive the Nobel Prize Medal, Nobel Prize Diploma and document confirming the Nobel Prize amount from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
In Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates receive their Nobel Peace Prize from the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway.
An important part is the presentation of the Nobel Lectures by the Nobel Laureates.
nobelprize.org /award_ceremonies   (114 words)

  Gore, U.N. panel share Nobel Peace Prize for fighting global warming
Although thousands of activists have implored Gore to use the platform of the Nobel to run for the presidency again, he declined to say anything on the matter.
The Nobel Prizes each bestow a gold medal, a diploma and a $1.5 million cash prize on the winner.
"By awarding this prestigious prize to the former vice president of the United States and the IPCC, the Nobel Committee joins the growing chorus around the world calling on the United States government to participate in the global effort to solve the climate crisis," said Chris Miller, global warming director for Greenpeace USA.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/10/13/BAU0SP0L9.DTL&feed=rss.news   (1664 words)

  University of Cambridge Nobel Prize winners
Nobel prizes have been awarded to members of Cambridge University for significant advances as diverse as the discovery of the structure of DNA, the development of a national income accounting system, the mastery of an epic and narrative psychological art and the discovery of penicillin.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for the structure of the insulin molecule
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for determing the structure of haemoproteins
www.cam.ac.uk /cambuniv/nobelprize.html   (1226 words)

 Female Nobel Prize Laureates
In 1903, only two years after the Nobel Foundation was established, a Nobel Prize was awarded to a woman, Marie Curie, for the first time.
Women have won Prizes in all categories with the exception of Economics (which was established in 1968 and first awarded in 1969).
Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, is the first book to examine the lives and accomplishments of women who have received the Nobel Prize, as well as those those who contributed to prize-winning projects.
www.almaz.com /nobel/women.html   (573 words)

 Powell's Books - The Nobel Prize for Literature
The Nobel Prize for Literature is awarded to an individual based on the body of their published work.
In his will, Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel stipulated that a portion of his estate be awarded "to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency."
The Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk, who "in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city, has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures."
www.powells.com /prizes/nobel.html   (136 words)

 Online NewsHour: Nobel Prize for Medicine -- October 11, 1999
A Newsmaker interview with scientist Günter Blobel, whose studies of the origins and effects of hereditary diseases won him the 1999 Nobel Prize for Medicine.
GWEN IFILL: The Nobel committee said today that the work of this year's winner in medicine has "had an immense impact on modern cell biological research, and has helped explain the molecular mechanisms behind several genetic diseases." The man cited is Dr. Günter Blobel of Rockefeller University in New York.
He received the Nobel Prize for his work and I, as his student, tried to solve the molecular mechanism of how proteins move in the cell and we succeeded in doing that, at least in part I would say.
www.pbs.org /newshour/nobel_1999/blobel.html   (1574 words)

 Arno Penzias - Nobel Prize
Like many of science's greatest discoveries, the one that earned Arno Penzias his Nobel Prize was an event of pure serendipity.
Endowed in 1895, the Nobel Foundation awarded the first prize in 1901 on the fifth anniversary of the death of its creator, Alfred Nobel.
Read a brief description of the prize in Nobel Prize History or explore it more fully in the informative and entertaining Nobel Prize Internet Archives.
www.bell-labs.com /user/apenzias/nobel.html   (404 words)

 Nobel Prize Winners Hate School (Learn in Freedom!)
Raman, known as C. Raman, was the uncle of a later Nobel laureate, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, the son of Raman's older brother C.S. Ayyar.
Chandrasekhar is the nephew of Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, a 1930 Nobel laureate in physics.
Carleton Gajdusek won the Nobel Prize for his undeniably important work on what were then known as "slow viruses" (now usually conceived of as not viruses at all, but prions).
www.learninfreedom.org /Nobel_hates_school.html   (3238 words)

 10.03.2006 - UC Berkeley & LBL scientist George Smoot awarded Nobel Prize in Physics
Smoot, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, and an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), shares the prize with John C. Mather of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This is UC Berkeley's 20th Nobel Prize since Ernest O. Lawrence won in 1939, and its eighth physics Nobel.
Smoot, a resident of Berkeley, said the early morning call today from Sweden announcing the prize caught him off guard — the Nobel Committee for Physics had obtained his unlisted cell phone number by waking his neighbor.
UC Berkeley has had a long history of Nobel winners in physics and chemistry, though the campus's most recent Nobels - in 1994, 2000 and 2001 - have been in economics.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2006/10/03_nobelph.shtml   (1160 words)

The scope of the awarded work ranged from the sub-atomic observations made by the 2007 Physics Laureates to the global risks that the 2007 Peace Laureates are monitoring and publicizing.
Find out more about the 2007 Nobel Laureates before they come to Oslo and Stockholm in December to receive the Nobel Prize.
The Humanitarian Nobel Peace Prizes Meet the individuals and organisations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 'humanitarian work'.
nobelprize.org   (255 words)

 The Nobel Prize Internet Archive
You can click on any Nobel category icon below (literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, or physiology and medicine) to see an annotated, hyperlinked list of all Nobel laureates in that category.
Recipients in physics and chemistry are named by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; those in economics by the Central Bank of Sweden; those in physiology and medicine by the Karolinska Institute; those in literature by the Swedish Academy; and those who contribute to peace by the Norwegian Nobel Committee appointed by Norway's Parliament.
The Nobel Prize Internet Archive is not affiliated with The Nobel Foundation.
www.nobelprizes.com   (236 words)

 Linda Buck-Nobel Prize
For her groundbreaking discoveries of odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system, Buck received the 2004 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
Nobel Lecture December 8, 2004, at Sal Adam, Berzeliuslaboratoriet, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Television speech at Fred Hutchinson Nobel Luncheon, held Feb. 11, 2005 at The Westin Hotel, Seattle, Wash. Broadcast by TVW.
www.fhcrc.org /research/nobel/buck   (414 words)

 Chemist's Nobel prize for gene-reading breakthrough - life - 04 October 2006 - New Scientist
Kornberg’s father, Arthur, won the Nobel prize for medicine in 1959 for his work showing how DNA is copied when cells multiply.
The ultimate prize is to establish in fine detail how each and every gene is controlled and regulated, and how the process can be corrected through new medical treatments when it goes awry and causes disease.
Kornberg is the sole recipient of the chemistry prize, which is worth 10 million Swedish krona ($1.37 million).
www.newscientist.com /article/dn10222-chemists-nobel-prize-for-genereading-breakthrough.html   (669 words)

  Nobel Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The peace prize ceremony was held at the Norwegian Nobel Institute from 1905 until 1946, later at the Aula of the University of Oslo, and since 1990 at the Oslo City Hall.
For example, in 2002, a Prize was awarded to Koichi Tanaka and John Fenn for the development of mass spectrometry in protein chemistry, failing to recognise the achievements of Franz Hillenkamp and Michael Karas of the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt.
Criticism was levied towards the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics, specifically the recognition of Roy Glauber and not George Sudarshan for the award.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nobel_prize   (2723 words)

 Nobel Prizes - MSN Encarta
Nobel Prizes, annual monetary awards granted to individuals or institutions for outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, international peace, and economic sciences.
In 1900 the Nobel Foundation was established to manage the fund and to administer the activities of the institutions charged with selecting winners.
In the fall of the year preceding the award, Nobel committees distribute invitations to members of the prize-awarding bodies, to previous Nobel prize winners, and to professors in relevant fields at certain colleges and universities.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567175/Nobel_Prizes.html   (706 words)

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