Why is there no 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature?

nobel

Normally I would be posting the details of the Nobel Prize for Literature about now, but this year there is no Nobel prize for Literature, it has been cancelled; what the heck is going on? There has been rather a lot of drama, what has been happening might even qualify at the plot of a … Read moreWhy is there no 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature?

Nobel Prize 2018 – Chemistry

nobel

Today it is the 3rd of the 4 Nobel awards scheduled for announcement this week – Chemistry. This one is interesting for three reasons. Those who did not win .. but should have. Dmitri Mendeleev created the periodic table, and so was perhaps the ideal candidate for the Nobel prize in Chemistry, but alas he was never granted it. … Read moreNobel Prize 2018 – Chemistry

Nobel Prize 2018 – Physics

nobel

This is about the 2nd of 4 prize announcements this week. Physics is perhaps the most popular of the Nobels. Many past physics winners are well-known names … Pierre and Marie Curie, Marconi, Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Hertz, Schrödinger, Fermi, Pauli, Bothe, Feynman and many more. Marie Curie won because Pierre Curie refused to accept unless full credit was also shared with Marie. She later went on to … Read moreNobel Prize 2018 – Physics

2016 Nobel Prize – Peace

I was tempted to skip writing about the Nobel Peace prize. Rather obviously my primary interest has been the three big Nobel Prizes (Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry) that I wrote up earl;lier on in the week. The “Peace” prize however does perhaps deserve some attention, specifically because the entire endeavour is at times (if I may … Read more2016 Nobel Prize – Peace

2016 Nobel Prize – Chemistry – Tiny Machines win

And so today it is on to the third of the big three Nobel Prizes. The announcement of a Nobel award is always a surprise. If you ever hear about a claim that somebody was once nominated for a Nobel prize but did not actually win, then unless it was a nomination that is fifty … Read more2016 Nobel Prize – Chemistry – Tiny Machines win