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2010-10-14 08:57:30

Chemists and economists are recognized for their global scientific contributions Among the 2010 Nobel laureates are four scientists whose research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) over the years. Richard F. Heck and Ei-ichi Negishi received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry; and Peter A. Diamond and Dale Mortensen received the Nobel Prize in Economics. Now a total of 191 U.S. and U.S.-based researchers have had their research pursuits funded by NSF earlier in their...

2009-10-15 12:34:26

NSF funding in basic research yields great payoffs in scientific contributions worldwide The National Science Foundation (NSF) congratulates the 2009 Nobel laureates, particularly those who have received NSF funding over the years: Jack W. Szostak, who shared the prize in physiology or medicine; Thomas A. Steitz, who shared the prize in chemistry; and Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E. Williamson who earned the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel 2009. "Through a...

2009-10-10 02:31:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA star Doug Christie and his wife, author and designer, Jackie, send their congratulations to President Barack Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, only the fourth U.S. president ever to receive this high honor. The Christies are proud to honor the president for creating a new positive climate and understanding on his quest for world peace. "We must all, continue to support our Chief of Staff and honor him as he moves us into a great...

2008-10-14 06:00:18

By Catherine Rampell Paul Krugman, a professor at Princeton University and an outspoken columnist for The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune, was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday. Krugman has been a polarizing figure on The Times's Op-Ed page, and a thorn in the side of President George W. Bush, for nearly a decade. The prize awarded Monday, however, was for academic - and less political - research on international trade and economic...

2008-10-14 03:00:14

By Geoff Mulvihill; Ellen Simon PRINCETON, N.J. (AP)- Paul Krugman, whose relentless criticism of the Bush administration includes opposition to the $700 billion financial bailout, won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his work on international trade patterns. The Princeton University professor and New York Times columnist is the best-known American economist to win the prize in decades. The Nobel committee commended Krugman's work on global trade, beginning with a 10-page paper...

2008-10-14 00:00:19

World in brief STOCKHOLM Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist, has won the Nobel Prize in economics for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect trade patterns and the location of economic activity. Mr Krugman has been a harsh critic of the Bush administration and the Republican Party in The New York Times, where he also has a blog called "Conscience of a Liberal". He has blamed the Bush administration's pursuit of deregulation and...

2008-10-13 09:00:03

A U.S. economist received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of international trade and economic geography, the Nobel Foundation said Monday. Paul Krugman of Princeton University developed a new theory to answer questions regarding the effect of free trade and globalization and the driving forces behind worldwide urbanization, the foundation in Stockholm said in a news release. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize. Krugman's approach is based on the...

2008-06-27 15:02:21

By AMY FORLITI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, has died at age 90, a spokesman said Wednesday. Mr. Hurwicz died Tuesday of natural causes, said Mark Cassutt, spokesman for the University of Minnesota, where Mr. Hurwicz was an emeritus economics professor. He had been in a Minneapolis hospital and had been on kidney dialysis,...

2008-06-25 18:02:20

By Ben Cohen, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 25--Leonid Hurwicz, who shared the Nobel Prize in economics last year for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains, died Tuesday night in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis resident was 90 and had been on dialysis for two years. He was hospitalized a week ago. Hurwicz was given his prize in Minneapolis last December because he couldn't make the trip to Stockholm. He was the oldest person ever to win a...

2005-12-10 12:02:49

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Australian who drank a broth of bacteria to prove a theory on stomach ulcers joined nine other scientists to receive their Nobel prizes on Saturday, with the literature winner absent for a second year in a row. British playwright Harold Pinter was advised by doctors not to travel to Stockholm for the award and sent his publisher. His absence came after reclusive Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek, who has a social phobia, refused to attend the...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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