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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Peace

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the The 2017 Nobel Prize in Peace to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The organization is receiving the award ”for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a… Read More »

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the English author Kazuo Ishiguro “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.”

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with one half to Rainer Weiss and the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne at LIGO / VIRGO COLLABORATION LIGO Scientific Collaboration “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.