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2008-10-06 09:00:13

Swedish Academy to announce winner of Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 9 STOCKHOLM, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 9, the Academy said on Friday. It is the last Nobel Prize for the academy to set the date for this year's announcement. As a tradition, the medicine Nobel Prize will be the first to be unveiled on Oct. 6 by the Karolinska Institute, according to the schedule of the Nobel Foundation. The Royal...

2008-09-21 00:00:10

By Bella Jaisinghani MUMBAI: An award ceremony scheduled to take place in the city on Friday has revived an old controversy between the Nobel Foundation, which awards the most prestigious prize in the world, and one of the descendants of its founder, Sir Alfred Nobel. Michael Nobel, the great-grand nephew of Sir Alfred, is in Mumbai as guest of honour at the silver jubilee award function of the Priyadarshni Academy. The awards will be distributed in the presence of CM Vilasrao Deshmukh....

2006-08-16 05:40:39

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The Nobel Foundation said on Wednesday it would not revoke the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Guenter Grass after the German author confessed to serving in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler's elite Nazi troops. Grass, who won the prize in 1999, said in a newspaper interview last week that he had been called up to the Waffen-SS at 17, an admission which has seen the Nobel laureate come under attack from writers, critics, historians and politicians. Some have...

2005-10-07 08:15:00

WASHINGTON -- The inventor of artificial testicles for dogs, Nigerian Internet scammers and a team that calculated the pressures created when penguins poop won Ig Nobel prizes for 2005 on Thursday. The spoof prizes, awarded by the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, are presented at a ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the winners must try to explain their work in a minute or less. While some awards clearly poke fun at current culture, others are meant to provoke...

2005-10-04 16:32:38

By Jason Szep CAMBRIDGE, Mass (Reuters) - Roy Glauber's 80-year journey to the Nobel Physics Prize began at age 14 when a childhood curiosity in the moon and stars gave way to a deeper fascination with a world closer to home: Earth. It was as a teenager awed by astronomy and the construction of telescopes that Glauber discovered physics while building a home-made spectroscope -- a device that splits light into colors to examine what things are made of. "I built things. I began by...

2005-10-04 05:30:17

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Americans Roy Glauber and John Hall and Germany's Theodor Haensch won the 2005 Nobel Physics prize for their work in the field of optics, said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday. The trio won the prize "for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique," the Academy said, announcing the winners of the 10 million crown ($1.29 million) prize.

2005-08-18 18:43:14

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- This year's Nobel Prizes will be worth the equivalent of $1.3 million each - a drop of $200,000 from last year because of currency fluctuations, the Nobel Foundation said Thursday. Although the prize amount is the same in Swedish currency - 10 million kronor - it works out to less in dollars and euros because both currencies have risen against the krona. The 2004 prizes were the equivalent of $1.5 million. The first prize to be awarded this year will be in...