Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize 2014

Here is the list of winners this year:

PHYSICS Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”
CHEMISTRY Eric Betzig, Stefan W.Hell and William E.Maerner “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”
MEDICINE John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edward I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”
LITERATURE Patrick Modiano “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”
PEACE Kailash Satryarthi and Malala Yousafzai “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”
ECONOMICS Jean Tirole for his analysis of market power and regulation”

History of Nobel Prize

On 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his last will and testament, giving the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace – the Nobel Prizes.

In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. 864 Laureates and 25 organizations have been awarded the Nobel Prize between 1901 and 2014. Of them, 75 are Laureates in Economic Sciences. A small number of individuals and organizations have been honoured more than once, which means that 860 individuals and 22 unique organizations have received the Nobel Prize in total.

Click here to see the Real History of the Nobel Prize

Courtesy: NobelPrize.Org

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