2018 John Maddox Prize – given for taking a bold scientific stance


You might perhaps have never heard about the John Maddox Prize, and so you could naturally be inclined to think … “The What?”. This however is special. First, let’s very briefly do a bit of background on it. Sense about science is the British charity that funds and promotes the John Maddox Prize in conjunction with the … Read more

2016 Nobel Prize – Literature – A very very big surprise

This is the last remaining Nobel prize for 2016. Normally it is announced along with all the others, but this year that announcement was postponed for one week. Clearly there was some vigorous debate taking place and so the potential for a very surprising pick was in the pipeline. The announcement that they had picked … Read more

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 more

2016 Nobel Prize – Physics

The Nobel Prize for Physics is the one that contains the most well-known names, hence it can be argued is the highlight of the entire endeavour, but perhaps that observation is my personal and wholly subjective bias leaking out? I’d like to argue no. It is certainly the most important prize in the field of physics on … Read more