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  • bank Oct 14, 2019

    Mass. Economists Who Study Poverty Win Nobel Prize

    The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded Monday to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for pioneering new ways to alleviate global poverty. Banerjee and Duflo are at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while Kremer is at Harvard University. The three have often worked together. Duflo, who phoned into the news conference where the prize was announced, said...

  • bank Oct 7, 2019

    Harvard Doctor Among Winners of Nobel Medicine Prize

    Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body’s cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer and other diseases. Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard University, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University and Peter J. Ratcliffe at...

  • Chicago Oct 9, 2017

    Nobel Economics Prize Goes to University of Chicago's Richard Thaler

    The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people’s choices on economic matters — whether on savings or game shows like “Deal or No Deal” — are not always rational. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1-million) prize was awarded to the academic for his “understanding the psychology of economics,” Swedish Academy...

  • NBC Oct 6, 2017

    Japanese Roots of Nobel Winner Kazuo Ishiguro Celebrated

    His kindergarten teacher recalls Kazuo Ishiguro as a quiet boy who liked to read books. The British writer left Japan at a young age, but his birthplace became part of his artistic approach, which was recognized this week with the Nobel Prize in literature. “It’s like a dream come true,” his former teacher, 91-year-old Teruko Tanaka, told Kyodo News service...

  • NBC Oct 5, 2017

    Novelist Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

    British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. He is known for novels like “The Remains of the Day,” which won the 1989 Man Booker Prize, and “Never Let Me Go,” which was made into a feature film in 2010. Born in Japan, Ishiguro now lives in Britain and writes in English. The Swedish Academy...

  • Singer Apr 3, 2017

    Dylan Finally Gets His Hands on His Nobel Literature Prize

    Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal....
    Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a hotel next to the conference center where Dylan was performing a concert later that night....
    Ostergren told The Associated Press that the ceremony was a...

  • artist Apr 1, 2017

    Bob Dylan Finally Gets His Hands on His Nobel Literature Prize

    Bob Dylan finally has his hands on his Nobel Literature diploma and medal. Klas Ostergren, a member of the Swedish Academy, said the 75-year-old American singer-songwriter received his award during a small gathering Saturday afternoon at a hotel next to the conference center where Dylan was performing a concert later that night. Ostergren told The Associated Press that the ceremony...

  • Massachusetts Oct 5, 2015

    3 Share Nobel Medicine Prize for New Tools to Kill Parasites

    Three scientists from the U.S., Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year. The Nobel judges in Stockholm awarded the prestigious prize to William Campbell, who was born in Ireland and became a U.S. citizen in 1962, Satoshi...

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