Winners of the Nobel Prize 2009

  October 9, 2009 at 5:45 am by

During the week, the Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm announced the winners of the Nobel Prizes in Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Literature.

On Monday, the winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine were announced. The prize is shared by Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak for “the discovery of how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase”. Medicine 2009

On Tuesday, the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics were announced. 1/2 of the prize goes to Charles K. Kao “for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication”. 1/4 of the prize goes to Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith “for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor”. Physics 2009

On Wednesday, the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry were announced. The prize goes to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan,Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath “for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”. Chemistry 2009

The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature was announced on Thursday. The prize goes to Herta Müller “who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed”. Literature 2009

The winner of the Prize in Economic Science will be announced on Monday 12th at 1 p.m. Economic Science 2009

The Nobel Prize for Medicine, Physics, Literature, Chemistry and Economic Sciences Awards Ceremony will take place on December 10th in Stockholm, Sweden. The Award is handed out by Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf.

A thread in the Swedish Forums can be found here: Nobel Prize 2009.

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