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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...

2008-10-08 18:00:10

Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)--Osamu Shimomura, professor emeritus at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, has won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, becoming this year's fourth Japanese Nobel Prize recipient, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Wednesday. The award, worth 10 million Swedish kronor, or 140 million yen, is shared equally by Shimomura, 80, and two U.S. researchers-- Martin Chalfie, junior professor of Biological Sciences at...

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2008-10-08 13:05:00

Two Americans and one Japanese researcher were awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for the discovery and development of a brightly glowing protein first seen in jellyfish, which has helped scientists understand how cancer cells spread. American researchers Martin Chalfie of Columbia University in New York and Roger Tsien of the University of California, San Diego and Japanese-born Osamu Shimomura now of the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts received...

2008-10-08 06:00:18

By Dan Vergano Insights into the peculiarities of the smallest subatomic particles and the existence of the universe have netted one American and two Japanese theorists the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded half of the $1.4 million prize Tuesday to Yoichiro Nambu, 87, of the University of Chicago and the remainder to Makoto Kobayashi, 64, of Japan's High Energy Accelerator Research Organization and Toshihide Maskawa, 68, of Kyoto University....

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2008-10-07 14:00:00

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American have been awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics for their work with subatomic particles which provided new insights into the nature of matter. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners - Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa "“ on Tuesday. American Yoichiro Nambu, 87, of the University of Chicago, won half of the prize for the discovery of a mechanism called spontaneous broken symmetry in...

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...

2008-10-01 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,...

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...

2005-12-10 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...

2005-11-30 13:02:38

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ill health has forced British playwright Harold Pinter to cancel all public appearances linked to his Nobel Prize for Literature, the Nobel Foundation said on Wednesday. Pinter had already pulled out of the award ceremony and banquet, but had been due in Stockholm to give the traditional Nobel literature lecture. This was canceled too. "His doctors have forbidden him to travel at this time," the Foundation said in a statement. A pre-recorded speech will instead...


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