Nobel Prize 2020: Winner list and Their Contribution
Nobel Prize award was first conferred in 1901. It is based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel who was a chemist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur.
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Why Nobel Prize winner called as Nobel Laureate?
Nobel Laureate is a person or organisation who is awarded the Nobel Prize. The word “laureate” refers as a laurel wreath. In ancient Greece, it refers to a sign of honour.
Nobel Laureates 2020 and Their Contribution
|Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice||Medicine||Discovered Hepatitis C virus|
|Roger Penrose||Physics||Discovered that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity|
|Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez||Discovered supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy|
|Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna||Chemistry||Discovered the method for genome editing|
|Louise Glück||Literature||For her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal|
|World Food Programme (WFP)||Peace||For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.|
|Paul R. Milgrom, Robert B. Wilson
For improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.
Nobel Laureates 2019 and Their Contribution
William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza
|Physiology or Medicine||Discovered how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.|
|James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz||Physics||James Peebles: theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology
Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz discovered an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.
|John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino||Chemistry||Discovered the development of lithium-ion batteries.|
|Peter Handke||Literature||Discovered an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience.|
|Abiy Ahmed Ali||Peace||For his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.|
|Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer||Economic Sciences||For their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.|
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