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  The Man Booker Prize
To the home of The Man Booker Prizes with exclusive news, interviews and articles about the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Man Booker International and the 40th anniversary celebrations taking place this year.
In 2005 the Man Booker International prize was launched which, every two years, recognises one writer for their achievement in fiction.
This year the Man Booker Prize celebrates its 40th anniversary and there will be major celebrations, as well as the announcement of The Best of The Booker.
www.themanbookerprize.com   (237 words)

  Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A prize is an award given to a person or a group of people to recognise and reward actions or achievements.
Prizes are given for a number of reasons: to highlight noteworthy or exemplary behaviour, and to provide incentives in competitions, etc. In general, prizes are regarded in a positive light, and their winners are admired.
Prize money, monetary award that is given to someone after they have won a competition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prize   (200 words)

 prize. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
A prize court, in the territory of the belligerent or in that of an allied power, must adjudicate that the property belonged to an enemy national.
A prize court renders a decision on the basis of the ship’s papers, the testimony of those on board, and other relevant factors.
Prize law initially developed from the desire of governments to share in the profits made by ships engaged in privateering.
www.bartleby.com /65/pr/prize.html   (332 words)

 Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities
Many honors and titles and prizes have been given for many centuries and will be given in the future for good works, reconciliation, saintliness or for relief of poverty and sickness.
The Prize is intended to help people see the infinity of the Universal Spirit still creating the galaxies and all living things and the variety of ways in which the Creator is revealing himself to different people.
It is hoped that there will result from this enterprise expanded spiritual awareness on the part of humankind, a wider understanding of the purpose of life, heightened quality of devotion and love, and a greater emphasis on the kind of research and discovery that brings human perceptions more into concert with the divine will.
www.templetonprize.org /purpose.html   (817 words)

One reason to nominate Deutsch for this prize is that he has always aimed to expand our understanding of the notion of computation in the context of the deepest questions in the foundations of mathematics and physics.
Prize, established by Edge Foundation, Inc., is a $100,000 prize initiated and funded by science philanthropist Jeffrey Epstein.
Jeffrey Epstein, the donor of the Prize, was not a judge.
www.edge.org /3rd_culture/prize05/prize05_index.html   (2398 words)

 2000 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology
The Prizes were given at the 8th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology, held this year in Bethesda, Maryland with a record international turnout of over 400 nanotechnology researchers and funders including numerous venture capital firms, a first for this budding industry.
Both the annual Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology and the Feynman Grand Prize are sponsored by the Foresight Institute to encourage and accelerate the development of molecular nanotechnology.
The first annual Prize was $5000, the second was $10,000, and since the third the annual Prize has consisted of two prizes of $5,000 each, awarded for separate accomplishments in theoretical and in experimental areas.
www.foresight.org /FI/2000Feynman.html   (1115 words)

 Ray Davis Jr. Wins Nobel Prize in Physics
The prize consists of a diploma, a medal and 10 million Swedish kroner (roughly 1 million U.S. dollars) shared among the recipients.
Davis’s Nobel Prize is the fifth one in physics won by scientists connected with Brookhaven Lab.
Previous prizes were awarded for discoveries at Brookhaven’s Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS), a particle accelerator.
www.bnl.gov /bnlweb/pubaf/pr/2002/bnlpr100802.htm   (782 words)

 Press Release: The 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to three physicists who have made decisive contributions concerning two phenomena in quantum physics: superconductivity and superfluidity.
This theory, which is based on the fact that pairs of electrons are formed proved, however, to be inadequate for explaining superconductivity in the technically most important materials.
Prize amount: SEK 10 million, will be shared equally among the Laureates.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2003/press.html   (534 words)

 Prize Offers: You Don’t Have to Pay to Play!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prizes in legitimate contests are awarded solely by chance, and contestants don't have to pay a fee or buy something to enter or increase their odds of winning.
It also requires telemarketers who call you to pitch a prize promotion to tell you before they describe the prize that you don't have to buy or pay anything to enter or win.
Be aware, however, that many questionable prize promotion companies don’t stay in one place long enough to establish a track record, and the absence of complaints doesn’t necessarily mean the offer is legitimate.
www.ftc.gov /bcp/conline/pubs/tmarkg/prizes.htm   (1785 words)

 Carter Accepts Nobel Peace Prize, Urges Continued Efforts Toward Peace In 'Dangerous' World - CBS News
Carter accepted his prize in a world unnerved by the threat of terrorism, and uneasy that a new war in Iraq may erupt if it fails to obey U.N. Security Council resolutions demanding it prove it has no weapons of mass destruction.
The Nobel prizes, first awarded in 1901, were created by Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel in his will and are always presented on Dec. 10, the anniversary of his death in 1896.
The peace prize is awarded in Oslo, while prizes in economics, medicine, physics, chemistry and literature are presented in Sweden.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2002/10/11/world/main525181.shtml   (1036 words)

 The Lukas Prize Project   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Co-administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University, and sponsored by the family of the late Mark Lynton, a historian and senior executive at the firm Hunter Douglas in the Netherlands, three awards are given annually.
The J. Anthony Lukas Prize recognizes superb examples of nonfiction writing that exemplify the literary grace, the commitment to serious research, and the social concern that characterized the distinguished work of the award's namesake, J. Anthony Lukas.
The Mark Lynton History Prize was awarded to Megan Marshall for a portrait of the Peabody sisters, who were influential in the transcendental movement.
www.jrn.columbia.edu /events/lukas   (338 words)

 USATODAY.com - Private craft launches a new era   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To win the X Prize, which had been unclaimed for eight years, a privately developed craft had to make two successful flights within 14 days carrying three people or a pilot and 400 pounds of cargo.
That the prize was unclaimed for so long is testament to the danger and expense of the enterprise.
To encourage them, the X Prize Foundation hopes to sponsor a yearly space competition in which teams would compete to see which vehicle could carry the most people or launch two flights quickest.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/space/2004-10-05-ansarix_x.htm   (910 words)

 SPACE.com --
In the live webcast, X Prize commentator Laura Greene noted that the Russian Sputnik satellite launched 47 years ago today.
SpaceShipOne was piloted by Mike Melvill last week in its first X Prize flight, and Melvill flew the craft in its maiden voyage to space in June.
The unplanned spin of SpaceShipOne during its first of two Ansari X Prize flights was caused by a known deficiency.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/xprize_full_coverage.html   (1262 words)

 SPACE.com -- Two X Prize Teams Poised for Manned Spaceflight
Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, said he expects that a team will launch within the next few months, using rockets and spacecraft that are already being tested and prepared for the daring venture.
The rest are headquartered in the U.S. Diamandis said the goal of X Prize is to promote commercial human spaceflight, just as prizes offered early in the 20th century jump-started the aviation industry.
The X Prize contest calls for launching a manned craft to 62 miles, generally considered the cusp of space, and returning it safely to Earth.
www.space.com /businesstechnology/technology/xprize_ap_030927.html   (917 words)

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The Gödel Prize for outstanding papers in the area of theoretical computer science is sponsored jointly by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM-SIGACT).
The Prize is named in honor of Kurt Gödel in recognition of his major contributions to mathematical logic and of his interest, discovered in a letter he wrote to John von Neumann shortly before Neumann's death, in what has become the famous "P versus NP" question.
The prize may be shared by more than one paper or series of papers, and the Award Committee reserves the right to declare no winner at all.
sigact.acm.org /prizes/godel   (852 words)

 CNN.com - SpaceShipOne captures X Prize - Oct 4, 2004
X Prize officials said it set an altitude record exceeding the military X-15's top altitude of 354,200 feet (67 miles) set on August 22, 1963.
The nonprofit X Prize Foundation is sponsoring the contest to promote the development of a low-cost, efficient craft for space tourism in the same way prize competitions stimulated commercial aviation in the early 20th century.
The prize is fully funded through the end of the year.
www.cnn.com /2004/TECH/space/10/04/spaceshipone.attempt.cnn/index.html   (916 words)

 X-Prize: The Push to the privatization of space travel and space tourism news
In addition to Rutan, another 27 teams are pursuing the X Prize, which many think will be claimed this summer.
The X Prize requires a privately built spacecraft and three passengers to rocket 62.5 miles above the planet, and make a second successful sub orbital trip within two weeks.
The X Prize was announced in 1996 and its foundation includes Dennis Tito, the American who spent $20 million to be the first space tourist, pilot Erik Lindbergh, the grandson of Charles Lindbergh, former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, and actor Tom Hanks.
www.soultek.com /space_privatization/x_prize/x_prize.htm   (399 words)

 Space Transport : X-Prize - The background, rules, the paricipants
The X-Prize is a prize sum of $10 million to be awarded by the X-Prize Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to make cheap,frequent yet safe human space flight a reality.
It is same in concept as the aviation prizes in the early 20th century, like the Orteig prize won by Charles Lindenburg.
It aims to accomplish this by giving away the prize to the builder of a reusable space vehicle that meets the criteria set by the organisation.
www.geocities.com /spacetransport/xprize.html   (815 words)

 The Man Booker Prize 2006 :: the Press office   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Booker Prize for Fiction was originally set up by Booker plc in 1969 to reward merit, raise the stature of the author in the eyes of the public and encourage an interest in contemporary quality fiction.
In April 2002, it was announced that Man Group had been chosen by the Booker Prize Foundation as the new sponsor of the Booker Prize.
The Booker Prize Archive was given on loan in 2003 to Oxford Brookes University where it is in the process of being catalogued.
www.themanbookerprize.com /pressoffice/release.php?r=13   (2473 words)

 Ansari X Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second X Prize, the Archon X Prize, was announced in October 2006 by the X Prize Foundation.
The prize is $10 million for the first non-governmental organization to sequence the complete genomes of 100 humans in 10 days time.
Representatives of the X PRIZE Foundation symbolically presented the ten million dollar prize to Burt Rutan and Paul Allen of Mojave Aerospace Ventures on November 6, 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/X-prize   (1442 words)

 World Literature Today Prize for Children's Literature: New Mark of Excellence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature is a new award intended to enhance the quality of children's literature by promoting writing that contributes to the quality of their lives.
The essential criterion for awarding this prize is that the writer's work is having a positive impact on the quality of children's literature.
The prize is intended to include all of literature written for children.
www.ou.edu /worldlit/NSK/NSK.htm   (226 words)

 Prizes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This prize is awarded to both a poet and fiction writer, each receiving a $100 prize, two 4-day passes, and the opportunity to read their winning manuscript at The Women Writers Conference.
The Isenhour Prize for Scholarship is named for a local hero who secured the future of our festival after its institutional support was removed in the early 1990's.
To thank her for keeping the lights on, this prize is supported by the University of Kentucky and seeks an undergraduate doing exceptional, extensive research that either brings forward the voices of silenced women or takes a fresh approach to women's studies and/or gender relations.
www.uky.edu /WWK/prize.php   (463 words)

 CNN.com - 'Foot in mouth' prize for Rumsfeld - Dec. 1, 2003
A comment last year by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the hunt for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was awarded the "Foot in Mouth" prize Monday by Britain's Plain English Campaign.
Rumsfeld, renowned for his uncompromising tough talking, received the prize for the most baffling comment by a public figure.
Rumsfeld, whose boss, President Bush, is often singled out by language critics for his sometimes unusual use of English, defeated actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger for the booby prize.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/12/01/rumsfeld.english.reut/index.html   (305 words)

Through the more than 100 years of the Nobel Prize, the Nobel Committees have celebrated many different discoveries and functions that helped to illuminate our understanding of light.
Reflections on Light Although famed for his theories of relativity, it was his law about light that gave Albert Einstein his Nobel Prize.
New Light on Modern Optics The 2005 Physics Prize awarded the birth of a new field of optics, and the creation of precise tools to measure light.
nobelprize.org   (404 words)

 Netflix Prize: Home
The Netflix Prize seeks to substantially improve the accuracy of predictions about how much someone is going to love a movie based on their movie preferences.
Winning the Netflix Prize improves our ability to connect people to the movies they love.
Read the Rules to see what is required to win the Prizes.
netflixprize.com   (97 words)

 The Prize Finder - UK Competitions - Win Prizes
Welcome to The Prize Finder, the only UK competitions website to have generated a real million pound winner!
This is your gateway to a galaxy of star prizes, updated daily with your chance to win the best FREE competitions the web has to offer.
All of the competitions and prize draws listed on this web site can be entered by UK residents.
www.theprizefinder.com   (363 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.almaz.com /nobel   (236 words)

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