Nobel Prize News: Chemistry

Its Chemistry today. Past winners have included well-known names such as Ernest Rutherford, Marie Curie, and Linus Carl Pauling, so who has won and also why? The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 was awarded to Dan Shechtman “for the discovery of quasicrystals”. Quasicrystals are structural forms that are ordered but not periodic. They form patterns that … Read more

Nobel Prize News: Medicine Prize Update & Physics Prize

Yesterday the medicine prize was awarded to Dr Steinman, and then it soon emerged that he had  passed away days before. Now, since the prize rules state that they cannot be awarded posthumously, there was a bit of a fuss about what would they do? I speculated that they would let it stand, and guess what, … Read more

Nobel Prize News: Intro and Medicine prize for 2011

You have all heard of it, it is the “Nobel Prize“, the top award bestowed by some Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. But why does it get so much attention, and why is it the top prize when there are lots of other awards out there? Lets explore this a bit … Read more

2010 Nobel Prize Announcements … so far

[Note: Updated on 6th Oct] The Nobel prize 2010 announcements are now trickling out , so far we have … Medicine: 4th Oct – The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2010 was awarded to Robert G. Edwards “for the development of in vitro fertilization”. … details here Robert Edwards is awarded the 2010 Nobel … Read more