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Nobel Prize Chief: No Controversial Winner for 2011

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Nobel Prize committee chief Thorbjoern Jagland says this year’s choice for the Peace Prize will be well-received all over the world. Jagland tells Norwegian radio and television that it will not be a controversial winner or create a strong reaction by a single country. Last year’s choice, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabao, angered China. Beijing […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Has Long History

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. But when the winner of the prestigious award is announced, he or she will join a large group of well known and sometimes controversial recipients. The Nobel Prizes were created by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. However, the invention he […]

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2011 Nobel Prize in Literature Awarded To Swedish Poet

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature to 80-year-old Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer. The jury said Thursday that Transtromer was honored “because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality.” Transtromer will receive $1.5 million for winning the Literature Prize, the fourth of this […]

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2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded in Stockholm

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The 2011 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman for the discovery of “quasicrystals.” The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Shechtman’s work has “altered how chemists conceive of solid matter.” It said Shechtman showed that the atoms in a crystal could be packed in a pattern that could not […]

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2011 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded in Stockholm

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The 2011 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to three U.S.-born scientists for “the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe” through observations of exploding stars. American Saul Perlmutter will share the $1.5 million award with Adam Riess and U.S.-Australian Brian Schmidt. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the discoveries by the […]

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2011 Nobel Prize in Physics to be Announced Tuesday

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm is scheduled to announce the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics Tuesday. On Monday, the Nobel Prize for Medicine was give to Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, Bruce Beutler of the United States and Jules Hoffmann of Luxembourg for their work increasing understanding of the immune system, which could lead to curing cancer […]

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2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine to Remain Unchanged

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nobel Foundation in Stockholm has announced that the 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine will remain unchanged despite the death of one of the three laureates, Ralph Steinman. The decision was handed down late Monday following an emergency meeting after it was learned that the Canadian-born Steinman died on Friday following a lengthy battle with […]

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2011 Nobel Prize in Medicine Under Review

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to three scientists for their work increasing understanding of the immune system, but the award was complicated Monday by news that one of the prize winners died three days ago. The award, announced Monday in Stockholm , went to Bruce Beutler of the United States, Jules […]

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2011 Nobel Prize Awarded in Medicine

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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The 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been awarded to three scientists for their work increasing understanding of the immune system. The award, announced Monday in Stockholm , went to Bruce Beutler of the United States, Jules Hoffmann of Luxembourg and Ralph Steinman of Canada. Beutler and Hoffmann will split half the nearly $1.5 million […]

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Nobel Prize Announcements Begin Monday

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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A week of Nobel Prize announcements begins Monday in Stockholm, Sweden with the 2011 Nobel Prize for Medicine. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will name the winner in physics Tuesday and chemistry Wednesday. An award for economics, given in memory of Alfred Nobel, will be announced October 10. The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient […]

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