2015 Nobel Prize : Literature

Today’s Nobel Award moves on from science to Literature. The leap from science to literature might appear odd, but is like this because Alfred Nobel within his will decreed it… one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction The written word is … Read more

Nobel Prize 2015 : Chemistry

And so it is on to the Nobel Prize announcement for Chemistry today and this is indeed for something quite fascinating. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 Tomas Lindahl Prize share: 1/3 Paul Modrich Prize share: 1/3 Aziz Sancar Prize share: 1/3 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 to … Read more

2015 Nobel Prize: Physics

It’s Nobel Prize time again and today we find out who wins the Prize for Physics. This one usually excites because it is often somebody well-known, or for something well deserved – they really do get this one right year after year. Awarded annually since 1901 (except in 1940, 41 and 42) the nomination and selection process for the … Read more

2015 Nobel Prize: Physiology or Medicine

It is once again the time of year when the Nobel Prizes are awarded, and so each day this week we will be hearing about an award for one specific category. The roadmap is as follows: Mon 5 Oct – Physiology or Medicine Tues 6 Oct – Physics Wed 7 Oct – Chemistry Thur 8 Oct – Literature Fri 9 Oct … Read more

2014 Nobel Prize – Peace … rather a lot of upset often comes from this one

This is the one that they often get very very wrong. I don’t mean to imply that those within the selection process are either stupid or daft, but rather is an observation that it is perhaps a political decision, and so when the decision goes against the tide of my own personal politics, it becomes … Read more

2014 Nobel Prize – Literature … the writing is on the wall

The written word is in many respects a profound concept – the idea that we can capture and persist thoughts, feelings, ideas, concepts, dreams and visions in a format that can live on long after the author has passed and be picked up and absorbed is truly astonishing. We take it for granted because we have … Read more