Tag: Nobel Prize

Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard Who Made Breakthroughs In Neuroscience Passed Away At 93

Dr. Paul Greengard was awarded the Nobel Prize for his study that led to the understanding of how brain cells communicate with each other. His research also led to the advancement of treatment for neurological disorders.

Neuroscience April 15, 2019

Molecular Biologist Sydney Brenner Who Helped Unravel The Genetic Code Passes Away At 92

A*Star, a research facility based in Singapore, confirmed that Dr. Sydney Brenner passed away in his sleep on Friday. The revered scientist made plenty of contributions to the fields of genetics and developmental biology.

April 6, 2019

Researches On Voodoo Dolls And Roller Coaster For Kidney Stones Among Winners Of 2018 Ig Nobel Prize

This year's Ig Nobel Prize winners have been announced and honored at a ceremony at Harvard. The Nobel Prize parody celebrated the funniest and strangest researches of the year.

Feature | Science September 15, 2018

Scientist Robbed Of 1974 Nobel Prize Finally Recognized With $3 Million Award, But She Gave Away The Money

Jocelyn Bell Burnell should have won the 1974 Nobel Prize for discovering pulsars. More than 50 years later, she was finally recognized with a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, which came with a $3 million award that she donated.

Space September 7, 2018

Scientists Behind Gravitational Waves Discovery Receive Nobel Prize In Physics: What The Future Holds For LIGO

The detection of gravitational waves is perhaps this decade’s single most astonishing progress in the field of astronomy. The three key scientists behind it have received the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.

Space October 4, 2017

2016 Nobel Laureates Take Chemistry To The Next Level With 'World's Smallest Machines'

This year's Chemistry award is the third announced Nobel Prize and it went to a team of scientists who managed to take the first steps to transforming molecules into machines that could find and cure diseases in the future.

Earth/Environment October 5, 2016

Exotic Matter Breakthrough Grants 2016 Nobel Prize In Physics To Three US Scientists

Three U.S.-based physicists were offered the Nobel Prized for Physics for their pioneering work in the analysis of new states of matter. Using advanced abstract mathematical concepts, they studied new phases of matter, such as superconductivity or magnetic films.

Material Science October 5, 2016

2016 Nobel Prize Winner Yoshinori Ohsumi's Work On Cellular Recycling May Change How We Treat Cancer, Other Diseases

The works of Nobel Prize winner Yoshinori Ohsumi could potentially change how diseases such as Parkinson's, Huntington’s and cancer are treated. Trials are already being conducted to test the potentials of manipulating the cellular process autophagy to treat illnesses.

Medicine October 4, 2016

Japanese Biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins Nobel Prize For Cell Recycling

Yoshinori Ohsumi researched autophagy and discovered the cellular degradation and recycling system present in yeast. His discovery led to a new cellular approach in treating diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes and neurological conditions.

Biotech October 3, 2016

Why Nobel Laureates Are Urging Greenpeace To Stop Its Anti-GMO Campaign

Genetically modified food has been declared safe for human consumption, but not everyone is convinced, including Greenpeace. Now, more than 100 Nobel laureates are urging the environmental organization to halt its anti-GMO campaign.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2016

Revolutionary Scientist and Nobel Prize Laureate Richard Heck Dies At 84

The brilliant chemist Dr. Richard F. Heck, who won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the process called the Heck Reaction, died in Manila. His groundbreaking discovery led to breakthroughs in drug development.

Society October 13, 2015

Malaria Cure Based On Traditional Chinese Medicine Wins Tu Youyou Nobel Prize

84-year old Tu Youyou becomes the first Chinese woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize for her works that led to the creation of the artemisinin. The malaria drug was discovered with information from an ancient text on Chinese medicine.

Life October 12, 2015

Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt Says Women Scientists Cry In Labs, Then Apologizes

Tim Hunt is calling for segregated labs to keep male and female researchers apart. The biochemist claims women cry too often.

June 10, 2015

Nobel Prize Winner Irwin Rose Passes Away

Irwin Rose was a mentor and colleague to a lot of people at UCI. His death was received with sadness as the science community lost one of its brilliant minds.

June 3, 2015

Why Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Leon Lederman Sends His Medal To The Auction Block

The rare scientific memorabilia will be sold by Nate D. Sanders at a starting bid of $325,000.

Society May 28, 2015

John Nash, Nobel Laureate And Subject Of 'A Beautiful Mind,' Dies In Car Crash

The mathematician famous for his work on game theory and its application in economics was killed along with his wife in a taxi accident. The couple was returning to their Princeton, New Jersey home after visiting Norway where Nash had been awarded another prize.

Society May 25, 2015

Nobel-Winning Novelist Gunter Grass Dies At 87

One of Germany's most polarizing literary icons is remembered for both his writing genius and his controversial political activitism. He may, however, be best known for hiding the fact he was a Hitler youth while decrying Germany's Nazi history.

Internet Culture April 14, 2015

Charles H. Townes, Nobel Laureate and Laser Developer, Dies at 99

Charles Townes, an early developer of lasers, has died at the age of 99. This is his story.

January 28, 2015

Buyer of Watson's Nobel Medal Plans to Return It

Alisher Usmanov, the richest man in Russia, was the mystery buyer of James Watson's Nobel Prize medal, and now he is giving it back to the researcher - but why?

December 9, 2014

DNA Scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize Medal Auctioned for Nearly Record $4.8 Million

A Nobel Prize once awarded to James Watson has sold for almost $4.8 million. Why were many people calling for a boycott of the sale?

December 7, 2014

Nobel Prize Medal of James Watson Sets Auction Record at $4.8 Million

Nobel Prize gold medals make for great mementos but they're even better as collectors' items. James Watson's medal fetched a record $4.8 million in an auction.

December 5, 2014

Disgraced DNA Scientist James Watson Will Auction Nobel Prize Because He Needs Money

James Watson will auction his Nobel Prize medal in New York on Thursday. The molecular biologist became a Nobel laureate in 1962 for the discovery of the DNA double helix structure.

December 2, 2014

Google Turns 'Nobel Prize' of Computer Science into $1 Million Award

The Turing Award - the Nobel Prize of computing - now comes with a cash award of one million dollars, thanks to Google.

November 14, 2014

Meet the 'queen of carbon science' who just won a Presidential Medal of Freedom

MIT professor known as "the queen of carbon science" to be awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom. Mildred Dresselhaus to honored at White House ceremony.

November 12, 2014

What's nanoscopy, how does it work and why did it win a Nobel?

Researchers win Nobel Prize in chemistry for work that led to microscopes capable of peering into living cells. Nano-microscopes overcome the limitations of optical microscopes.

October 9, 2014

US-Japanese physicists win Nobel Prize for inventing energy-saving blue LED

This year's 2014 Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to a trio of physicists who changed lighting technology with their invention of the energy-efficient blue light-emitting diodes. LED technology is now widely used in data storage, high-speed networking and water purification, as well as consumer electronics.

Energy October 9, 2014

Blue LED light wins Nobel for three scientists' contribution to modern civilization

Blue LEDs, which brought white LED lighting to a wide range of applications, win physics Nobel Prize for researchers. Two Japanese and one American researcher share in 2014 award.

Energy October 7, 2014

Three scientists win Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain's 'inner GPS'

Three scientists share the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering nerve cells that help the brain navigate spaces, as well as store maps of those spaces, acting as an 'inner GPS.'

Geek October 6, 2014

Nobel-prize winning physicist Martin Perl passes at age 87

Nobel Prize winner who discovered fundamental subatomic particles dies. Physicist Martin Perl smashed atoms together to reveal new kind of particle, the tau lepton.

Energy October 2, 2014

Two-times Nobel laureate Frederick Sanger passes away at 95

Renowned British scientist Frederick Sanger died Tuesday at the age of 95. His works led to the discovery of the complete human DNA sequence and a better understanding of the structure of proteins.

Society November 22, 2013

Alice Munro bags 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature

Short story writer, Alice Munro, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Arts & Culture October 13, 2013

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