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2012-10-01 02:37:42

NEW YORK, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three winners of the new Physics Frontiers Prize will be announced this December and become nominees for the 2013 US$ 3 million Fundamental Physics Prize The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation announces the opening of online nominations for the next Fundamental Physics Prize and New Horizons in Physics Prize. The electronic nomination form is available at http://www.fundamentalphysicsprize.org and...

2012-09-24 02:24:44

STOCKHOLM, September 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As our knowledge of genetics and genomics steadily expands and the potential applications of this understanding multiply, it becomes more and more urgent to address the societal implications of these developments. At a unique gathering in Stockholm on 9 December 2012, Nobel Laureates, prominent scientists, key policy makers and opinion leaders will review the current and future prospects for areas such as personalised medicine,...

2012-09-12 22:21:36

STOCKHOLM, September 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) has awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2013 to: Carlo Gatti Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technology, Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTM) Milan, Italy and MarkSpackman University of Western Australia Crawley, Australia "for developing experimental and theoretical methods to...

2012-07-31 02:28:24

MOSCOW, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inaugural nine recipients of the Prize receive US$27 million in aggregate, all of whom agree to form a Selection Committee to award future prizes The Milner Foundation announces today the launch of the Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation ("Foundation") dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the Universe at the deepest level by awarding annual prizes for scientific breakthroughs, as...

2011-11-30 07:00:00

STOCKHOLM, November 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On 10 December, this year's Nobel Laureates will take center stage in Oslo and Stockholm to receive their Nobel Prizes. Wherever you are in the world, you can experience the magic of these prestigious events on Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Prize. Nobelprize.org will stream live the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony from Oslo, which will honor for the first time, three female Laureates who share this year's...

2011-10-12 22:59:30

New Laureates include NSF-affiliated researchers in Physics and Economics With the last of the 2011 Nobel Laureates announced yesterday, it is noteworthy that five of these recipients have conducted research supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF)--Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt and Adam G. Riess received the Nobel Prize in Physics; and Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher A. Sims received the Nobel Prize in Economics. "The international community of scientists once again...

Nobel Chemistry Prize Awarded To Daniel Shechtman
2011-10-05 09:29:10

The Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to an Israeli scientist whose work was once ridiculed for being out of line with received thinking. Daniel Shechtman, from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), won the entire $1.5 million 2011 Nobel prize for chemistry on Wednesday for discovering different ways in which atoms could be packed together in solid materials. His work has opened the door for experiments in the use of quasicrystals. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said...

2011-08-08 06:30:27

The path of success for Nobel Prize laureates in the sciences isn't a straight shot from obscurity to never-ending scientific superstardom, a new study reveals. Instead, many laureates see their Nobel-winning idea grow in acceptance from their first related scientific article to their most successful publication.  But their later work related to the Nobel idea gains less acceptance, and many times is no more accepted by the scientific community than their very first efforts. "In many...

2011-05-09 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a global initiative between Nobel Media AB, the media company of the Nobel Foundation and AstraZeneca the pharmaceutical company, staff and students at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will have the rare opportunity to meet and learn from a Nobel Prize awarded scientist, Dr Michael Brown, on May 12, 2011. Awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Dr Brown will give a lecture at his alma mater, entitled...

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...