Three Americans Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young awarded for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling our biological clocks. Mr. Rosbash is on the faculty at Brandeis University, Mr. Young is at Rockefeller University and Mr. Hall has been associated with the University of Maine.
The 2017 Nobel Physics Prize was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves". Ripples in the fabric of space-time, first predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein, sparked a revolution in astrophysics when their first detection was announced in early 2016. The teams involved in the discovery quickly emerged as favourites for the prize.
The Nobel prize in Chemistry was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Michael Henderson for developing a "cool method of imaging the molecules of life." The Chemistry award has now been awarded 109 times, and only one laureate,Frederick Sanger, a British biochemist, has won the prestigious award twice in 1950 and 1980.
British author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel The Remains of the Day, has won the Nobel Literature Prize. Born in Nagasaki, he moved to Britain with his family when he was five years old, only returning to visit Japan as an adult. Both his first novel, A Pale View of Hills, from 1982 and the subsequent one, An Artist of the Floating World, from 1986, take place in Nagasaki a few years after World War II.
he 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons(ICAN) on Friday. The award was given 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".
The Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to Richard H Thaler. Thaler is professor at the University of Chicago for his “contribution to behavioural economics”. Born 1945 in East Orange, Professor Thaler has been awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on integrating economics with psychology.
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