Nobel prize

    • Nobel Prize in economics goes to US researchers for contributions to auction theory

      Nobel Prize in economics goes to US researchers for contributions to auction theory

      Americans Paul R Milgrom and Robert B Wilson, both of Stanford University, have won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their research into auction theory, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Monday. "Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, have improved auction theory and invented new auction formats, benefiting sellers, buyers and taxpayers around the world," the academy wrote.

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    • And the Nobel goes to an American poetess

      And the Nobel goes to an American poetess

      American poetess Louise Gluck was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”, the Swedish Academy announced last Thursday. Her victory was considered to a certain extent surprising by many experts.

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    • 'Re-writing code of life' wins Nobel

      'Re-writing code of life' wins Nobel

      Researchers have been able to manipulate large chunks of genetic code for almost 50 years. But it is only within the past decade that they have been able to do it with exquisite precision – adding, deleting and substituting single units of the genetic code just as an editor can manipulate a single letter in a document. 

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    • Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich leaves Belarus

      Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich leaves Belarus

      Nobel prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich, the last member of a galvanized opposition movement's leadership to remain free in Belarus, has fled the country over concern for her safety, dpa learned on Monday. The 72-year-old, who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, is said to have left the country on a flight by Belarusian airline Belavia en route to Berlin.

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    • Bob Dylan releases first original album in 8 years

      Bob Dylan releases first original album in 8 years

      The US folk and rock legend and Nobel winner Bob Dylan released his first album of original songs in eight years on Friday, AFP reported. "Rough and Rowdy Ways" is Dylan’s first collection of new material since "Tempest" in 2012, although he has released a number of cover albums in the interim.

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    • Trio wins Nobel in economics for work on poverty

      Trio wins Nobel in economics for work on poverty

      A trio of American economists won on Monday Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee, his French-American wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were honoured “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty,” including with new approaches in education and healthcare, the jury said.

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    • European writers awarded Nobel in literature

      European writers awarded Nobel in literature

      After a gap of one year the Literature Nobel returned on the stage last Thursday with Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke awarded the 2018 and 2019 prizes respectively, news wires reported. Two Nobels were awarded this year after last yearчs prize was postponed over a scandal. Since then, the Nobel organisation has appointed new members and reformed some of its rules after a rare intervention by its royal patron, the king of Sweden.

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