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2008-10-02 13:10:00

A survey released by Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday has named the most likely scientists to receive this year's prestigious Nobel Prize. Secrecy shrouds the Nobel committee's deliberations over the yearly prizes and the winners themselves usually do not even know until shortly before the announcement. David Pendlebury of Research Services at Thomson Reuters said the amount of citations which projects use can be an important factor. "You get a very strong signal of what the scientific...

2008-10-01 21:00:06

By Malin Rising; Hillel Italie STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: the top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing. Counters the head of the U.S. National Book Foundation: "Put him in touch with me, and I'll send him a reading list." As the Swedish Academy enters final deliberations for this year's award, permanent secretary Horace Engdahl said...

2008-10-01 15:00:10

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters today announced the 2008 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates -- researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors -- in anticipation of this year's Nobel Prize winners to be announced in October. Each year, data from ISI Web of KnowledgeSM, a Thomson Reuters research solution, is used to quantitatively determine the most influential researchers in the Nobel categories of Physiology or Medicine,...

2008-10-01 09:00:12

By Associated Press STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Bad news for American writers hoping for a Nobel Prize next week: The top member of the award jury believes the United States is too insular and ignorant to compete with Europe when it comes to great writing. Counters the head of the U.S. National Book Foundation: "Put him in touch with me and I'll send him a reading list." As the Swedish Academy enters final deliberations for this year's award, permanent secretary Horace Engdahl said it's no...

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....

2008-09-20 12:00:41

By Joe Napsha A Pittsburgh professor and an Alcoa Inc. engineer have shared in a rare honor -- winning a small piece of the Nobel Peace Prize. Alcoa chemical engineer Kenneth Martchek and Carnegie Mellon University professor Edward Rubin were honored by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their contributions on man-made climate change issues. They are among hundreds of scientists over some 20 years who have created a body of work that the Norwegian Nobel...

2008-08-25 15:00:00

By Manu Kaushik Every year in September and early October, innovators around the world go agog with anticipation. That's when Sweden-based Nobel Foundation announces the winners of the Nobel Prize in six disciplines, comprising physics, chemistry, peace, economics, medicine and literature. In India, though, not many researchers await the announcement with bated breath. Reason: As always, the prize will bypass India as there are no strong contenders in any field. Ever since the prize was...

2008-08-18 09:00:25

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On one of the most solemn days in American history, September 11th, seven Nobel Peace Laureates will hold a press conference at the PeaceJam Foundation's "Global Call to Action Conference" in Los Angeles, California, launching a campaign of hope and inspiration for the people of the world. Through the PeaceJam Foundation, the Laureates will be announcing a Global Call to Action, encouraging the people around the world to work with them on ten...

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...


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