The Nobel Prize Blog

   20/09/2018 - 09:00 AM

The Nobel Prize in Literature Takes This Year Off. Our ...

With the 2018 prize postponed by scandal, The Times?s staff book critics discuss the award?s history and influence ? and whom they would give it to this year if they could.



   04/09/2018 - 09:33 PM

James Mirrlees, Whose Tax Model Earned a Nobel, Dies at 82

A British social democrat, he was surprised by his own conservative findings ? that more progressive rates on high earners can cost governments revenue.



   18/08/2018 - 09:50 AM

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he projected himself and his organization as the world?s conscience and moral arbiter, despite a series of failures and scandals.



   23/07/2018 - 09:10 PM

Burton Richter, a Nobel Winner for Plumbing Matter, Dies at ...

He shared the 1976 physics prize for the discovery of an unexpected particle, a building block of the universe, in a high-speed accelerator he had designed.



   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.