The Nobel Prize Blog

   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.)



   09/05/2018 - 07:46 PM

President Trump a Nobel Laureate? It?s a Possibility

The likelihood of Mr. Trump receiving a Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic efforts once seemed far-fetched. But as talks with North and South Korea progress, supporters see merit in the idea.



   04/05/2018 - 11:30 PM

Can the Nobel Restore Its Honor?

The Swedish Academy was right to delay its literature award after a sexual harassment scandal. Restoring its authority will be a challenge.



   04/05/2018 - 11:20 PM

Citing ?Crisis of Confidence,? Academy Calls Off Nobel ...

The decision to postpone the award for a year amid a sexual misconduct scandal marked an extraordinary public reckoning for the 232-year-old organization.



   04/05/2018 - 05:20 PM

Nobel Literature Prize Scandal

A reader discusses the decision not to award the literature prize this year.



   04/05/2018 - 09:45 AM

The Nobel Prize for Literature Is a Scandal All by Itself

A furor over groping aside, the international award never had any credibility in the first place.



   04/05/2018 - 07:15 AM

Sex Abuse Scandal?s Latest Casualty: The 2018 Nobel Prize ...

It will not be awarded this year, but two will be conferred in 2019. The Swedish Academy has been accused of playing down allegations of sexual assault by a man close to it.



   02/05/2018 - 04:35 PM

Why There Won?t Be a Nobel Prize in Literature This Year

The institution that chooses the laureate is embroiled in a scandal threatening its authority ? and the award itself.



   02/05/2018 - 02:56 PM

Pursuing a Korea Deal, and a Nobel Peace Prize?

Readers worry that North Korea?s peace moves are a ploy and react to the idea of giving Mr. Trump the Nobel Peace Prize.