The Nobel Prize in Physics 2008

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2008 has been announced by The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. This year the prize goes to Yoichiro Nambu (USA) “for the discovery of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics” and Makoto Kobayashi (JPN) and Toshihide Maskawa (JPN) “for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature”.

I tried to read more about the stuff they discovered but got very confused. It is quantum physics not exactly my forte.

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Last years winners

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008

It’s that time of the year again! The Nobel Prize for Medicine went to Harald zur Hausen (GER), for his discovery of “human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer” and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (FRA) and Luc Montagnier (FRA) for their discovery of “human immunodeficiency virus”.

Well we all know the impact of HIV and more recently the virus causing cervical cancer against which there is now a vaccine!


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Tomorrow sees Physics being announced, followed by Chemistry on Wednesday. Literature, Peace and Economics follow them each with there own day.

Last years winners

Nobel Peace Prize

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The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Must say didnt expect that!

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Any way on to Literature

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The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2007 is awarded to the English writer Doris Lessing
“that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny”.

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Economics on Monday

Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry Announced

Well i didnt blog about Physics yesterday as I had work and stuff so here it is!
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2007 jointly to Albert Fert, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/THALES, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, and Peter Grünberg, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, “for the discovery of Giant Magnetoresistance”.


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And Chemistry was announced this morning

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2007 to Gerhard Ertl, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany “for his studies of chemical processes on solid surfaces”.

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Next up is literature which is tomorrow

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2007 Announced

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The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2007 jointly to Mario R. Capecchi, Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies for their discoveries of “principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells”

For more info see the press release here

The Time line for the other announcements are as follows:
Physics – Tuesday, October 9, 11:45 a.m. CET (at the earliest)
Chemistry – Wednesday, October 10, 11:45 a.m. CET (at the earliest)
Peace – Friday, October 12, 11:00 a.m. CET
Economics – Monday, October 15, 1:00 p.m. CET (at the earliest)

Literature is still to be announced

Other Nobel Prizes Announced Also


The Nobel Prize in Literature 2006

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2006 is awarded to the Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk

“who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures”.

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2006
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2006

jointly to

Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello

for their discovery of

“RNA interference – gene silencing by double-stranded RNA”

Click here for more information of their discovery

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2006

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2006 jointly to

John C. Mather
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA,

and

George F. Smoot
University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

“for their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation”.

Click here for More Information on their discovery

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2006

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2006 to

Roger D. Kornberg
Stanford University, CA, USA

“for his studies of the molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription”.

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The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2006

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2006 to

Edmund S. Phelps
Columbia University, NY, USA

“for his analysis of intertemporal tradeoffs in macroeconomic policy”.

for more information click here