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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of the cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace were first awarded in 1901.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was instituted by Sveriges Riksbank in 1968 and was first awarded in 1969. Although technically not a Nobel Prize, its announcements and presentations are made along with the other prizes, with the exception of the Peace Prize which is awarded in Oslo, Norway. Each Nobel Prize is regarded as the most prestigious award in its field. Read More

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Articles About Nobel Prize

A man walks out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul January 6, 2014.
Know More About Graphene: Samsung’s Breakthrough Material For the Future of Wearables

By IBTimes AU

Samsung is a popular technology headliner for its top-grade mobile releases and ongoing smartphone war with rival Apple. (Apr 10)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE

'The Big Bang Theory' Season 7 Episode 18 'The Mommy Observation' Spoilers: Sheldon's Surprise, Gang Sees their Future in 20 Years

By IBTimes AU

The eighteenth episode of "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7 is titled, "The Mommy Observation." The episode will feature the meeting of Sheldon and his mother. In the previous episode, Howard asked Sheldon to come with him to a tour of NASA in Houston. (Mar 10)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, LONDON

Psychic Predictions for 2014: ’12 Years of Slave’ Oscar Victory, U.S. Economy, Queen Eizabeth

By IBTimes AU

This is the time of the year when psychics around the world give their predictions on what's in store for 2014 and thanks to media's interest their predictions are getting out there for the rest of the world to consider. (Jan 02)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, UNEMPLOYMENT, CANCER

Australian 1975 Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist John Cornforth Dies at 96

By IBTimes AU

Australian 1975 Nobel Prize-Winning chemist John Cornforth has died on Dec. 14, 2013 at the age of 96 years old. Cornforth was awarded the Nobel Chemistry Prize in 1975 for his work on the stereochemistry of enzyme-catalysed reactions. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA

Rajinikanth Among India's 25 Greatest Global Living Legends

By IBTimes IN

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth is among the 25 Indians who were accorded the NDTV Living Legend awards (Dec 15)

MORE TOPICS: PEPSICO, INDIA, BOLLYWOOD, INFOSYS

Nobel Prize Winner Randy Schekman Boycotts Top Journals for 'Branding Tyranny’

By IBTimes UK

Nature, Cell and Science slammed for 'distorting' work by concentrating on trendy research. (Dec 11)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA

The Life of Nelson Mandela: Three Marriages, Nobel Prize and Retirement

By IBTimes UK

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. (Dec 07)

MORE TOPICS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS, UNITED NATIONS, JACOB ZUMA, NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA, INFECTION

Mandela v de Klerk: Relationship of Strained Grace with Nobel Prize Partner

By IBTimes UK

Nelson Mandela shared his Nobel Peace Prize with his political rival of the post-apartheid era, the former South African president F.W de Klerk, with whom he was known to have a courteous yet a turbulent relationship. (Dec 07)

MORE TOPICS: NELSON MANDELA, SOUTH AFRICA

Beer, Coffee May Influence Genes, Life Expectancy

By IBTimes IN

Consumption of two common beverages - coffee and beer - may influence a person's life expectancy. (Dec 06)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, CANCER

'The Big Bang Theory' Season 7 SPOILERS Ep. 9: Sheldon, Leonard on NPR in 'The Discovery Dissipation'

By IBTimes AU

The episode 10 of "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7, "The Discovery Dissipation," is scheduled to air on December 05, 2013 as it is Thanksgiving this Thursday. In the upcoming episode, Sheldon will be dealing with the disapproval of his accidental, scientific contribution. (Nov 27)