Nobel Prize

  • Two Indians among this year's Ig Nobel winners; awarded for research on treating nosebleeds with pork and investigating whether it is mentally hazardous to own a cat 2 days ago

    Two Indians are among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements. The annual prizes, meant to entertain and encourage global research and innovation, are awarded by the Annals of Improbable Research as a whimsical counterpart to the Nobel Prizes which will be announced next month. The...
  • The full list of winners of the 2014 Ig Nobel Awards 2 days ago

    The 2014 Ig Nobel winners, awarded Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine: PHYSICS: Kiyoshi Mabuchi, Kensei Tanaka, Daichi Uchijima and Rina Sakai for studying the slipperiness of banana peels. NEUROSCIENCE: Jiangang Liu, Jun Li, Lu Feng, Ling Li, Jie Tian and Kang Lee, for their study "Seeing...
  • This year's Ig Nobel prizes go to researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels and the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds 2 days ago

    Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements. The annual prizes, meant to entertain and encourage global research...
  • Indian-origin academician Manjul Bhargava wins 'Nobel Prize of Maths' August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indian-origin academicians have won prestigious global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal, known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics". Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union...
  • 2 Indian-origin academicians win maths global prize August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indian-origin academicians have won global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal - known as the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics'. Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal, while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union,...
  • South African anti-apartheid author Nadine Gordimer dies July 14, 2014

    Johannesburg: South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world's most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer died peacefully at her Johannesburg home on Sunday evening in the presence of her children, Hugo and Oriane, a statement...
  • Exit pollsters deserve Nobel prize: Congress May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Exit pollsters "deserve the Nobel prize for miniaturization", the Congress said on Tuesday taking a dig at pollsters who have projected a poor show by the party in Lok Sabha polls. "Those who try and capture the essence of Indian polity in exit or opinion polls on sample sizes...
  • On Dorothy Hodgkin's 104th birthday Google doodles the structure of penicillin May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has posted a doodle displaying the chemical structure of penicillin on its home page to commemorate the 104th birth anniversary of Dorothy Hodgkin. English chemist Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (nee Dorothy Mary Crowfoot) won the 1964 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for determining the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. Dorothy...
  • Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health 'delicate' after pneumonia, says the Colombian President April 17, 2014

    Bogota: Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has recovered from pneumonia but his condition remains "delicate", Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday. Garcia Marquez, who was hospitalized for nine days in Mexico City for dehydration and a lung and urinary infection, has been receiving treatment at his home...
  • Nobel prize winner for peace Oscar Arias Sanchez visits charitable hospital in Pink City March 31, 2014

    Nobel prize winner for peace and former president of Central American country Costa Rica, Oscar Arias Sanchez on Monday visited a charitable hospital in the Pink City, which is known for manufacturing famous Jaipur Foot. Sanchez went round the assembly unit of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti and also spoke to the...
  • Kolkata: Special tram rides to commemorate Tagore's Nobel prize December 15, 2013

    Calcutta Tramways Company celebrated the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore winning the Nobel prize by offering special rides in a tram named Gitanjali. The two-coach tram has been named Gitanjali after the book of poems which won the bard the Nobel prize in 1913. The tram, in which the two conductors are...
  • What you might not have known about Nelson Mandela December 6, 2013

    The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death Thursday at the age of 95. You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa out...
  • Nelson Mandela, an inspiration for music, movies, poems December 6, 2013

    Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community. From the 1960s, when he was a political prisoner and South Africa was under the laws of apartheid, right up to recent times, when the racist...
  • Nelson Mandela - Global statesman and peace icon December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: Globally respected as a symbol of resistance against injustice, Nelson Mandela brought an end to the much-despised apartheid regime in South Africa while spreading the spirit of freedom in the rest of Africa. Incarcerated for 27 years through much of his youth, Mandela became the first-ever elected black president of...
  • Nobel prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing dies at 94 November 18, 2013

    The Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing, one of the most important English-language writers of the late 20th century, has died aged 94, her publisher said on Sunday. Lessing tackled race, ideology, gender politics and the workings of the psyche in a prolific and often iconoclastic career, and won the Nobel Prize...
  • Google doodles the Raman effect for CV Raman's 125th birthday November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: November 7, 2013 is the 125th birth anniversary of one of India's most prominent scientists CV Raman and Google has highlighted on its India home page the work for which the physicist won a Nobel. The postage-stamp-like Google doodle celebrating CV Raman's birthday has Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman's (his...
  • Alice Munro: Marathons in Sprint October 22, 2013

    In Boys and Girls, Alice Munro accomplishes the perfect storyteller's feat--instilling in the reader feelings of delight, shock, surprise, suspense, and dejection, all over the course of a single short story. The narrator is a young girl whose father raises foxes in a pen for selling their fur to traders...
  • Alice Munro declines invite to Nobel Prize ceremony October 18, 2013

    Stockholm: The Swedish Academy says Nobel literature prize winner Alice Munro won't travel to Stockholm to collect her award because of poor health. Academy secretary Peter Englund said in an email Friday that the 82-year-old Canadian writer had declined the invitation, and that it's not yet clear who will represent her...
  • Eugene F Fama, Lars Peter Hansen, Robert J Shiller win 2013 economics Nobel Prize October 14, 2013

    Stockholm: Three American scientists has been awarded the 2013 economics Nobel prize on Monday "for their empirical analysis of asset prices," the award-giving body said. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences gave the 8 million crown ($1.25 million) prize to Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller. The economics prize, officially...
  • Alice Munro of Canada wins the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature October 10, 2013

    Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. The 82-year-old Munro, who only writes short stories, is often compared to Russian writer Anton Chekov for the depiction of the human condition in her fiction, with plot and drama frequently being secondary to moments...
  • 2013 Literature Nobel Prize awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro October 10, 2013

    Stockholm: Canadian Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for her tales of the struggles, loves and tragedies of women in small-town Canada that made her what the award-giving committee called the "master of the contemporary short story." "Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov," the Swedish Academy...
  • Watch live: Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 announcement October 10, 2013

    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 will be announced by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy at The Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. Watch the event live here. ...
  • The Nobel Prize for Literature: all the winners, all the citations October 10, 2013

    The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded 105 times to 109 Nobel Laureates between 1901 and 2012. 2012 Mo Yan 'who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary' 2011 Tomas Tranströmer 'because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality' 2010 Mario Vargas Llosa 'for his cartography of structures of...
  • Literature Nobel Prize to be announced today October 10, 2013

    The panel that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature says it will announce its decision on Thursday. That means the dates of all the 2013 Nobel Prize announcements have been set. The Swedish Academy receives hundreds of nominations from literary and language professors from around the world, as well...
  • Nobel prize in literature: what to look out for October 10, 2013

    After three days of science awards the Nobel spotlight turns to the art of writing Thursday when the Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Will it be a woman for the first time since 2009? Or the first American in two decades? The secretive academy drops...
  • Karplus, Levitt, Warshel win 2013 Chemistry Nobel Prize October 9, 2013

    Stockholm: Three US scientists won the 2013 Nobel Prize for chemistry on Wednesday for laying the foundations for development of computers to understand complex chemical processes from the purification of exhaust fumes to photosynthesis. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement, when awarding the prize of 8 million...
  • 2013 Physics Nobel an insult to Satyendranath Bose? October 8, 2013

    Two theorists who predicted the existence of the subatomic Higgs boson almost 50 years ago - and were proven right only in 2012 - won the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday. British physicist Peter Higgs and Belgian physicist Francois Englert shared the honors, announced in Stockholm at the Royal...
  • Peter Higgs, Francois Englert win 2013 Physics Nobel Prize for Higgs Boson October 8, 2013

    Stockholm: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been jointly awarded to François Englert and Peter W Higgs for the theory of how particles acquire mass. In 1964, they proposed the theory independently of each other. In 2012, their ideas were confirmed by the discovery of a so called...
  • Medicine Nobel winners: Rothman, Schekman, Sudhof October 7, 2013

    The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Americans James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and German-born Thomas C Südhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. Below is a brief profile of the three winners. The 2013...
  • Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize October 7, 2013

    Stockholm: The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to Americans James E Rothman, Randy W Schekman and German-born Thomas C Südhof for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells. The 2013 Nobel Prize honours the three scientists who have...