The Nobel Prize Blog

   13/07/2018 - 03:44 PM

An Alternative to the Nobel Prize in Literature, Judged by ...

The New Academy Prize was set up after this year?s Nobel Prize was canceled. Swedish librarians chose the nominees, and the public votes for finalists.

 

 

   01/07/2018 - 05:13 PM

Arvid Carlsson, Who Discovered a Treatment for Parkinson?s, ...

Dr. Carlsson determined the critical role of the brain chemical dopamine, leading to drugs for Parkinson?s disease and a Nobel Prize.

 

 

   12/06/2018 - 04:59 PM

Rape Charges Filed in Scandal Tied to Nobel Literature Prize

The accused, Jean-Claude Arnault, is a cultural gatekeeper married to a member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the honor.

 

 

   07/06/2018 - 05:02 PM

Paul D. Boyer, 99, Dies; Nobel Winner Decoded Enzyme That ...

He shared the 1997 prize in chemistry for his work on understanding how organisms get energy from their environments and process it to stay alive.

 

 

   01/06/2018 - 10:30 PM

Jens Christian Skou, Nobel Winner for Chemistry, Dies at 99

Dr. Skou is best known for his discovery in 1957 of a key mechanism in cells that forms the basis for many important functions of the body.

 

 

   01/06/2018 - 08:17 AM

Taiwan Plans Sculpture Honoring Liu Xiaobo, the ...

The decision to put a sculpture in an area frequented by mainland Chinese tourists is seen as a snub to Beijing.

 

 

   26/05/2018 - 03:02 PM

Once Delayed, Nobel Prize for Literature No Sure Thing in ...

After the 2018 prize was delayed because of a sexual harassment scandal, the director of the Nobel Foundation said there might not be an award in 2019, either.

 

 

   21/05/2018 - 12:32 PM

What the Heck Is That?: ILYA (Frank)

A look at one of the entries that stumped solvers in last week?s crossword puzzles.

 

 

   11/05/2018 - 10:38 PM

David Pines, 93, Insightful and Influential Physicist, Dies

He helped explain the electric flow of superconductors and the churning matter inside collapsed stars, work that led to Nobel Prizes (but not for him).

 

 

   10/05/2018 - 09:27 PM

Stanley Falkow, Who Saw How Bacteria Cause Disease, Dies at ...

He found resistance to antibiotics spreading among bacteria and was hailed for his discoveries, though a Nobel Prize eluded him. (Not that he wanted one.)