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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Nobel Prize 2015

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

Takaaki Kajita
Born: 1959, Higashimatsuyama, Japan
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Japan
Prize motivation: “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass”

Arthur B. McDonald
Born: 1943, Sydney, Canada
Affiliation at the time of the award: Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Prize motivation: “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015

Tomas Lindahl
Born: 1938, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliation at the time of the award: Francis Crick Institute, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Prize motivation: “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”

Paul Modrich
Born: 1946
Affiliation at the time of the award: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Durham, NC, USA, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
Prize motivation: “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”

Aziz Sancar
Born: 1946, Savur, Turkey
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Prize motivation: “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair”

The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2015
William C. Campbell
Satoshi Ōmura
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites” and the other half to Youyou Tu “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria”.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015
Svetlana Alexievich
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2015

National Dialogue Quartet
The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011”.
The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2015

Angus Deaton
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015 was awarded to Angus Deaton “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare”..
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