Nobel Prize 2017 Winners
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances. The prize ceremonies take place annually in Stockholm, Sweden (with the exception of the peace prize, which is held in Oslo, Norway). The Nobel Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, as is the Prize in Economic Sciences.
NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE 2017
WINNER: Michael W. Young, Michael Rosbash, Jeffrey C. Hall
“for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”
The Nobel Assembly, consisting of 50 professors at Karolinska Institutet, awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. For the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine received 361 nominations.
NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS 2017
WINNER: Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne
“for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”
NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY 2017
WINNER: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson
“for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”.
THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2017
WINNER: The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Organization
The organization is receiving the award for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.
NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE 2017
WINNER: Kazuo Ishiguro – Facts
“who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”
NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS 2017
WINNER: Richard H. Thaler
“for his contributions to behavioural economics”
“Our research has greatly changed pensions systems all around the world” – Richard H. Thaler