The Nobel Prize Blog

   11/12/2018 - 10:14 PM

Women in Rare Company Accept Nobel Prizes in Physics and ...

?It is truly an amazing feeling when you know that you have built something that no one else ever has and it actually works,? said Donna Strickland, only the third woman to win the physics prize.

 

 

   11/12/2018 - 06:38 PM

Arts Meets Science and Chemistry Wins the Day

Paul Romer had a doubly big day: he was married to Caroline Weber in the morning and then accepted a Nobel Prize in the evening.

 

 

   10/12/2018 - 04:28 PM

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Demand Global Action on Mass Rape

At an awards ceremony, Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege bluntly condemned global inaction over the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

 

 

   30/11/2018 - 10:59 PM

Aaron Klug, 92, Dies; His 3-D Images of Bodily Molecules ...

Born in Lithuania, raised in South Africa and working in Britain, he made large strides in understanding the structure of proteins, DNA and more.

 

 

   30/11/2018 - 01:27 AM

Rough Drafts of Richard Feynman?s Ideas Head to Auction

The scribblings of a brilliant 20th-century physicist show that he did not get everything right on the first try, either.

 

 

   24/10/2018 - 09:10 PM

Osamu Shimomura, 90, Dies; Won Nobel for Finding a Glowing ...

Dr. Shimomura isolated a green-glowing protein from jellyfish. It became a major element of biological research, lighting up the inner workings of cells.

 

 

   17/10/2018 - 05:14 PM

A Powerful Storm, and a Conversation With a Nobel Laureate

In this week's climate newsletter, we've got some news about beer and a tip about taking the bus.

 

 

   12/10/2018 - 10:23 AM

Maryse Condé Wins an Alternative to the Literature Nobel in ...

Ms. Condé is the author of ?I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem,? ?Segu,? ?Windward Heights? and other emotionally complex novels that reach across history and cultures.

 

 

   10/10/2018 - 07:55 PM

Thomas A. Steitz, 78, Dies; Illuminated a Building Block of ...

A Nobel laureate, he discovered the structure of a huge molecule crucial to translating genetic information into the proteins that make up living matter.

 

 

   10/10/2018 - 04:52 PM

The White House Approved a Climate Report (and What That ...

Also, two economists win the Nobel in economic science for their work on climate change.