The Nobel Prize Blog

   08/01/2019 - 07:28 PM

Roy J. Glauber, 93, Dies; Nobel Laureate Explored Behavior ...

Dr. Glauber, the New York-born son of a traveling salesman, developed theories that helped lay the basis for quantum computers and quantum cryptography.



   01/01/2019 - 07:30 AM

James Watson Had a Chance to Salvage His Reputation on ...

The Nobel-winning biologist has drawn global criticism with unfounded pronouncements on genetics, race and intelligence. He still thinks he?s right, a new documentary finds.



   13/12/2018 - 11:17 PM

Riccardo Giacconi, 87, Explorer of the Universe Through ...

A Nobel laureate, he traced the X-rays emitted by black holes, exploding stars and other violent actors to help understand the workings of the cosmos.



   11/12/2018 - 10:14 PM

Women in Rare Company Accept Nobel Prizes in Physics and ...

?It is truly an amazing feeling when you know that you have built something that no one else ever has and it actually works,? said Donna Strickland, only the third woman to win the physics prize.



   11/12/2018 - 06:38 PM

Arts Meets Science and Chemistry Wins the Day

Paul Romer had a doubly big day: first he was married to Caroline Weber and then accepted a Nobel later in the evening.



   10/12/2018 - 04:28 PM

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Demand Global Action on Mass Rape

At an awards ceremony, Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege bluntly condemned global inaction over the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.



   30/11/2018 - 10:59 PM

Aaron Klug, 92, Dies; His 3-D Images of Bodily Molecules ...

Born in Lithuania, raised in South Africa and working in Britain, he made large strides in understanding the structure of proteins, DNA and more.



   30/11/2018 - 01:27 AM

Rough Drafts of Richard Feynman?s Ideas Head to Auction

The scribblings of a brilliant 20th-century physicist show that he did not get everything right on the first try, either.



   24/10/2018 - 09:10 PM

Osamu Shimomura, 90, Dies; Won Nobel for Finding a Glowing ...

Dr. Shimomura isolated a green-glowing protein from jellyfish. It became a major element of biological research, lighting up the inner workings of cells.



   17/10/2018 - 05:14 PM

A Powerful Storm, and a Conversation With a Nobel Laureate

In this week's climate newsletter, we've got some news about beer and a tip about taking the bus.