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2005-10-05 13:40:06

By Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Frenchman Yves Chauvin and Americans Robert Grubbs and Richard Schrock won the 2005 Nobel Chemistry prize for showing how to tailor-make molecules for cheaper, cleaner chemicals and drugs to combat major diseases. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded them the 10 million crown prize for work in metathesis, where molecules "dance round and change partners" to create new molecules. In an unusual step, two men from the committee then took...

2005-10-04 13:50:19

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for optical research giving extremely accurate measurements that could one day be used in deep space travel or three-dimensional holographic television. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize to Roy Glauber, John Hall and Germany's Theodor Haensch for studying light and harnessing lasers to create a "measuring stick" to gauge frequencies with extreme precision....

2005-10-04 08:18:57

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for optical research giving extremely accurate measurements that could one day be used in deep space travel or three-dimensional holographic television. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize to Roy Glauber and John Hall and Germany's Theodor Haensch for studying light and harnessing lasers to create a "measuring stick" to gauge frequencies with extreme...

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...


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