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Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel (21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) is perhaps the most known Swedish in the world. He is largely depicted as a lonely millionaire who, despite his enormous wealth was unhappy, deeply melancholic and left some heart touching love stories behind him. Alfred Nobel was born in a family of engineers in 1833 ..

Nobel Prize in Economics 2021

Three United States-based economists namely, David Card, Joshua D Angrist and Guido W Imbens have been conferred the “Nobel prize in Economics 2021”. Highlights They were conferred with the prize for their work on “use of natural experiments” on the impact of minimum wage, immigration and education on the labour markets. One half of the prize ..

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Nobel Prize 2021 for Physics

The Nobel Prize 2021 for physics was awarded to three scientists from Japan, Germany and Italy. Secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Goran Hansson, announced the winners on October 5, 2021. Key facts Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann were awarded for their work in “physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably ..

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Nobel Prize for Economics, 2020

The Nobel Prize for Economics, 2020 was awarded to Paul R Milogrom and Robert B Wilson. They were awarded for improvements to Auction Theory and also for inventing new auction formats. The prize is also called Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. The theory formulated by Milgrom allowed calculating common and private values that vary ..

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Nobel Prize in Literature, 2020

The Nobel Prize, 2020 was awarded to Louise Gluck for her poetry. She is the first female poet to win the prize since Wislawa Szymborska in 1996. Though Olga Tokarczuk and several other women have received the prize in literature category they were all writers and not a poet. Thus, Louis Gluck is the second ..

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2020

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 2020 has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna for “Development of a method for Genome Editing”. The scientists had developed the Gene Editing Technique called “CRISPR-Cas9 Snipping Scissors”. Highlights The researchers can change the DNA of animals using the Gene Editing Technique invented by the Nobel Laureates. The ..

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