Nobel Prize

Two American economists awarded Nobel Economics Prize

SWEDEN: Two American economists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences for their work to improve how auctions work. Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson were honored “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction

Two women scientists win 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

OSLO: Scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of a method for genome editing. Charpentier, who is French, and Doudna, an American, become the sixth and seventh women to win a

Trio win Nobel Prize in Physics for black hole discoveries

STOCKHOLM: Scientists have won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. Britain’s Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel of Germany and

Ethiopian prime minister receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

OSLO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday, as ethnic violence flares in his country and reconciliation efforts with neighbouring Eritrea have stalled. Abiy won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize in October for

Trio wins 2019 Nobel economics prize for fighting poverty

STOCKHOLM: Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday. French-American Duflo becomes only the second female economics winner

Peter Handke, Olga Tokarczuk wins Nobel Prize for Literature

STOCKHOLM: Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria’s Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Two winners were named – one for 2019 and one for 2018 – because last year’s prize was not awarded. The Swedish Academy,

Lithium-ion battery scientists awarded Nobel chemistry prize

STOCKHOLM: Scientists John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, an important technology in enabling the world to move away from fossil fuels. American Goodenough, at

Nobel Prize in physics awarded for cosmology, exoplanet research

STOCKHOLM: Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for revealing the wonder of the evolution of the universe and discovering planets orbiting distant suns. Peebles, of