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Nobel Literature Prize 2020: Controversy or crowdpleaser?

Names tossed about in the speculation include Caribbean-American author Jamaica Kincaid, Canadian poet Anne Carson, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Hungary's Peter Nadas and American novelist Thomas Pynchon.

US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery

The trio will receive the prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on December 10

US ‘green growth’ duo win Nobel Economics Prize

US economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer have shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize for constructing 'green growth' models

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Arthur Ashkin was honoured for his invention of "optical tweezers"

‘Remains of the Day’ author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel

Author Kazuo Ishiguro is the new winner of the Nobel Literature Prize for his renowned novel The Remains of the Day

‘Masters of light’ win Nobel Physics Prize

Charles Kao, Willard Boyle and George Smith on Tuesday won the 2009 Nobel Physics Prize for pioneering work on fibre optics and semiconductors.

US trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize for research into ageing

Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak won the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for identifying a key molecular switch in cellular ageing.

Doris Lessing wins Nobel Literature Prize

British writer Doris Lessing on Thursday won the Nobel Prize for Literature for five decades of epic novels that have covered feminism, politics as well her youth in Africa. Lessing, who will be 88 next week, is only the 11th woman to have won the prize since it was first awarded in 1901 and only the third since 1996.

Happy Birthday, here’s your Nobel Prize

Gerhard Ertl of Germany won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday, his 71st birthday, for pioneering work in surface chemistry that has become invaluable to industry, from fertilizers to cleaner cars. ''This science is important for the chemical industry,'' the jury said in its citation.

Hard-disk breakthrough earns duo Nobel Physics Prize

Albert Fert of France and Peter Gruenberg of Germany on Tuesday won the Nobel Prize for Physics for work that led to the miniaturised hard disk, one of the breakthroughs of modern information technology. Fert (69) and Gruenberg (68) were lauded for discovering a principle called giant magnetoresistance, or GMR.

‘Knockout mice’ win scientist trio the Nobel Prize

Mario Capecchi and Oliver Smithies of the United States and Martin Evans of Britain won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for their work in creating ''knockout mice'', the 21st-century testbed for biomedical research. The trio were honoured for discovering how to manipulate genetically mouse embryonic stem cells.

US scientist wins Nobel, 47 years after his father

Roger Kornberg of the United States won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for work on a key process of life called genetic transcription. Kornberg (59) received the distinction ''for his fundamental studies concerning how the information stored in the genes is copied, then transferred to those parts of the cells that produce proteins''.

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