Nobel Prize

 
The poverty of poor economics
The poverty of poor economics
On October 14 the Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the “Nobel prize” in economics to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for...
US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery
US-UK-Japan trio win chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery
Three researchers won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a...
EDITORIAL: Morrison’s grace of imagination
EDITORIAL: Morrison’s grace of imagination
‘She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” Taken from...
Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change
Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change
Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s...
Women scientists still 'undervalued' despite twin Nobel wins
Women scientists still 'undervalued' despite twin Nobel wins
With two Nobel prize winners in as many days, women scientists have welcomed the research community "waking up" to the feats of their female peers,...
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies
Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies
Former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died at the age of 80 on Saturday after a short illness, his...
Innovative pioneers of early learning
Innovative pioneers of early learning
The Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU), which works mainly in disadvantaged communities to help young children to reach their full potential, is...
We need our own Nobel and an academy
We need our own Nobel and an academy
It is almost six years since I moved to Kenya. And every September for a few days before the announcement of the literature laureate there is an...
Blowin' in the wind: How Nobel winner Bob Dylan rewrote history without a pen
Blowin' in the wind: How Nobel winner Bob Dylan rewrote history without a pen
“Bob Dylan 100% is not going to win. Stop saying Bob Dylan should win the Nobel Prize,” wrote Alex Shephard, news editor of The New...
Historian of emotions wins the Nobel
Historian of emotions wins the Nobel
Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarussian whose oral histories have recorded thousands of individual voices to map the implosion of the Soviet Union,...
Günter Grass: The man who dared to damn
Günter Grass: The man who dared to damn
Günter Grass, who has died aged 87, was in some senses a man without a country. He was certainly bereft of the city of his birth, the Free City of...

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