Topic: Nobel Prize [8 items]

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar. The scientists have opened a new frontier in medicine by unveiling how the body repairs DNA mutations that can cause sickness and ageing. Their work led to the understanding of how the living cell functions, causes for several ..

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura  “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites” and the other half to YouyouTu “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria”. William C Campbell is a research fellow emeritus ..

Important Trivia About Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel (1833 –1896) was a lonely millionaire who, despite his enormous wealth, was unhappy, deeply melancholic and left some heart touching love stories behind him. In 1847, when he was working with Théophile-Jules Pelouze at University of Turin , his co-worker Ascanio Sobrero had synthesized Nitroglycerine. Nitroglycerine was by then the most practical explosive ..

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2015

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2015 was awarded to Angus Deaton of Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”. Angus Deaton is a British born economist. He earned his PhD in economics from Cambridge University and later he moved to USA. Mr. Deaton is known for his work ..

Role of Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Post-Jasmine Revolution

The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for “its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011” The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is group of four civil society organisations. The group was formed in 2013 at a time when the Tunisia was at ..

Nobel Prize in Literature 2015

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 has been awarded to 67-year-old Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich for her for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”. She is the 14th women and also first from Belarus to win the prize. She is first journalist to receive a Nobel literature prize. She ..

Nobel Prize Physics 2015

The Noble Prize in Physics 2015 has been awarded jointly to TakaakiKajita and Arthur B. McDonald. TakaakiKajita is director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research and professor at the University of Tokyo. He discovered that neutrinos from the atmosphere switch between two identities. Arthur B. McDonald is a professor emeritus at Queen’s University in ..

Physicist Prof. Ashok Sen wins The Fundamental Physics Prize (Yuri Milner Prize, Russian Nobel)

Prof. Ashok Sen, a theoretical Indian Physicist at Allahabad is one among the nine winners of the first Yuri Milner Prize which is worth $ 3 million, the biggest academic prize in the world in terms of prized money. The prized money is around threefold as compared to the Nobel Prize. Prof. Sen has been ..