The Nobel Prize Blog

   04/09/2019 - 09:00 AM

Martin Weitzman, Virtuoso Climate Change Economist, Dies at ...

A pathfinder in environmental economics who insisted on factoring in the worst-case scenarios of global warming.

 

 

   15/08/2019 - 06:37 PM

Kary B. Mullis, 74, Dies; Found a Way to Analyze DNA and ...

His discovery created a new world of possibilities in diagnosing disease, unearthing the past and assisting in criminal cases, including O.J. Simpson?s murder trial.

 

 

   06/08/2019 - 11:31 PM

Toni Morrison Dancing: Photos of the Author at Work and Play

Irresistible vitality and intensity were cornerstones of her extraordinary life.

 

 

   06/08/2019 - 11:19 PM

J. Robert Schrieffer, 88, Nobel Winner Inspired on the ...

He came up with the last piece of a puzzle to explain how some materials can convey electricity without resistance. It came to him on the subway.

 

 

   06/08/2019 - 08:22 PM

?It Is My World?: Remembering Toni Morrison, Iconic Author ...

The author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88. She was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and best known for her nuanced discussion of race in America.

 

 

   10/06/2019 - 04:44 PM

Three Created a Fertility Revolution With I.V.F., but One, ...

Newly released papers show that Robert Edwards, who won a Nobel Prize, tried in vain to have Jean Purdy recognized as an equal partner in the breakthrough.

 

 

   28/05/2019 - 06:30 AM

Frances Arnold Turns Microbes Into Living Factories

Instead of synthesizing new biochemicals from scratch, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist puts nature to the task ? with astonishing results.

 

 

   24/05/2019 - 07:01 PM

Murray Gell-Mann, Who Peered at Particles and Saw the ...

A Nobel winner, he found hidden patterns in the subatomic matter that forms the universe, evoking James Joyce in calling one kind of particle ?quarks.?

 

 

   22/04/2019 - 07:27 PM

David Thouless, 84, Dies; Nobel Laureate Cast Light on ...

Using math to explain strange states of matter, like superconductivity, he had a ?transformational? impact on physics, with real-world applications.

 

 

   14/04/2019 - 05:00 PM

Paul Greengard, 93, Nobel Prize-Winning Neuroscientist, Is ...

His 15-year quest to understand how brain cells communicate provided the underlying science for many antipsychotic drugs.