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2009 Nobel Prize Winners
« on: Oct 28, 2009, 10:01 AM »
Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. Each prize consists of a medal, personal diploma, and a cash award.

PHYSICS
Charles K. Kao (China): "for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication"
Willard S. Boyle (USA) and George E. Smith (USA): "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor"

CHEMISTRY
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (United Kingdom), Thomas A. Steitz (USA) and Ada E. Yonath (Isreal): "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome"

PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE
Elizabeth H. Blackburn (USA), Carol W. Greider (USA), and Jack W. Szostak (USA): "for the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase"

LITERATURE
Herta Müller (Germany): "who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed?"

PEACE
Barack Obama (USA): "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"

ECONOMICS
Elinor Ostrom (USA): "for her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons"
Oliver E. Williamson (USA): "for his analysis of economic governance, especially the boundaries of the firm"

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2009 Nobel Prize Winners
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Correction, please
« Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2009, 01:45 PM »
Point of information: There is no Nobel Prize for economics.  It is a common misconception, but to keep standards high maybe not one to further on this site. 

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Re: 2009 Nobel Prize Winners
« Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2009, 03:07 PM »
Thank you for your correction.

For Economics, it is "The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel"

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Re: 2009 Nobel Prize Winners
« Reply #2 on: Oct 29, 2009, 03:07 PM »