Tuesday 11 October 2011

Nobel Prize 2011

2011 Nobel Prize Announcements

Ecocomic Sciences

2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

The 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded jointly to Thomas J. Sargent and Christopher A. Sims "for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy"
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"I was in my study. I get up early ..." Click to listen to an interview with Thomas J. Sargent (6:30):

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"It is good to have people thinking about macroeconomics ..." Click to listen to an interview with Christopher A. Sims (5:19):

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Peace

2011 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize is awarded jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work".
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"... truly women have a place ..." Click to listen to an interview with Leymah Gbowee (2:01):

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Literature

2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011 is awarded to Tomas Tranströmer "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality".
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Video Interview with Tomas Tranströmer
Five Poems by Tomas Tranströmer
Chemistry

2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Dan Shechtman "for the discovery of quasicrystals".
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"It was difficult to convince many people ..." Click to listen to an interview with Dan Shechtman (4:34):

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Medicine

2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was divided, one half jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity" and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman "for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity".
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"I was absolutely delighted" ... Telephone Interview with Bruce A. Beutler
"I was not waiting for something like that to happen" ... Telephone Interview with Jules A. Hoffmann
Press Release: Ralph Steinman Remains Nobel Laureate

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