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2014-04-11 14:53:43

Candidates for a Nobel prize often have to wait more than 20 years to receive this highest of scientific accolades. According to a Correspondence by Santo Fortunato of Aalto University in Finland and colleagues, such nail-biting delays are becoming the norm — to the point that aspiring laureates may themselves have expired by the time the medal is due to be presented. Before 1940, Nobel prizes were awarded more than 20 years after the original discovery for only about 11%, 15% and 24%...

2013-12-05 08:34:49

STOCKHOLM, December 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nobel Lectures and Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies will be streamed live on Nobelprize.org [http://www.nobelprize.org ], the official website of the Nobel Prize and the official channels on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/thenobelprize ] and Google+. [https://plus.google.com/b/103477693143895827696/103477693143895827696/posts ] On 7, 8 and 10 December, the 2013 Nobel Laureates will explain their achievements and discoveries in their...

2013-10-17 08:26:26

AMSTERDAM, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel tribute website provides free access to research published by 2013 Nobel Laureates Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com/_nocache ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that in honor of the 2013 Nobel Laureates it has launched its Nobel Prize tribute website...

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2013-10-09 08:53:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The days of using ball-and-stick models or dusty chalkboard equations have long been over for chemists. Instead, many scientists use complex computer models powered by state-of-the-art processors to work out today’s chemical equations. In recognition of these high-tech models, the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three researchers behind the creation of these complex computer simulations: Martin Karplus of Harvard and the...

Nobel Prize Higgs Boson Scientists
2013-10-08 11:01:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two scientists behind the theoretical model describing the Higgs boson were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2013, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Tuesday. Many in the scientific community saw the award as recognition of the actual discovery of the so-called ‘God particle’ last year at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The prize is more often awarded to those on the theoretical...

2013-09-30 12:30:58

STOCKHOLM, September 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 Nobel Prize announcements will be streamed live as the news breaks on Nobelprize.org [http://www.nobelprize.org ], the official web site of the Nobel Prize, and the official channels on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/thenobelprize ] and Google+ [https://plus.google.com/+NobelPrize/posts ] with live coverage from official press conferences and exclusive interviews with experts, including alerts on social media on Twitter...

2013-09-03 04:21:03

NEW YORK, September 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three winners of the Physics Frontiers Prize will be announced this November and become nominees for the 2014 $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation announces today the opening of online nomination website for its 2014 prizes. The rules and nomination form are available to the public at http://www.fundamentalphysicsprize.org. Anyone can nominate a candidate online and all submissions must...

2012-12-06 12:27:11

STOCKHOLM, December 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Online audiences have an opportunity to pose questions to Nobel Laureates, other prominent scientists and thought leaders about genetics and genomics at a unique science conference, titled Nobel Week Dialogue, taking place on December 9th 2012. Focusing on the theme of "The Genetic Revolution and its Impact on Society", this one day meeting will review current and future prospects for personalised medicine, genetically modified...

2012-12-05 16:24:05

STOCKHOLM, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nobel Lectures and Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies will be streamed live on Nobelprize.org [http://www.nobelprize.org ], the official website of the Nobel Prize and the official channels on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/thenobelprize ] and Google +. [https://plus.google.com/b/103477693143895827696/103477693143895827696/posts ] On 7 and 8 December, the 2012 Nobel Laureates will explain their achievements and discoveries in their...

2012-10-02 02:25:07

STOCKHOLM, October 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- You can watch the live stream of the 2012 Nobel Prize announcements as the news breaks on Nobelprize.org [http://www.nobelprize.org ], the official website of the Nobel Prize, with live coverage from official press conferences and exclusive interviews with experts, including alerts on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. The 2012 Nobel Prize announcements within Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature,...