Nobel Prizes 2013

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List of Nobel Prize Winners in 2013: Nobel Prizes 2013

Physics

Prize Recipients:

François Englert

Born: 6 November 1932, Etterbeek, Belgium

Affiliation at the time of the award: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Field: particle physics

Peter W. Higgs

Born: 29 May 1929, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Field: particle physics

Nobel Prize 2013 in Physics has been given for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

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Chemistry

Prize Recipients:

Martin Karplus

Born: 15 March 1930, Vienna, Austria

Affiliation at the time of the award: Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Michael Levitt

Born: 9 May 1947, Pretoria, South Africa

Affiliation at the time of the award: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

Arieh Warshel

Born: 20 November 1940, Kibbutz Sde-Nahum, British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel)

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Nobel Prize 2013 in Chemistry has been given for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.

Physiology or Medicine

Prize Recipients:

Randy W. Schekman

Born: 30 December 1948, St. Paul, MN, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

James E. Rothman

Born: 3 November 1950, Haverhill, MA, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Thomas C. Südhof

Born: 22 December 1955, Goettingen, Germany

Affiliation at the time of the award: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Nobel Prize 2013 in Medicine for their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells.

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Literature

Prize Recipients:

Alice Munro

Born: 10 July 1931, Wingham, Canada

Residence at the time of the award: Canada

Language: English

Nobel Prize 2013 in Literature was given for “master of the contemporary short story”.

Peace

Prize Recipients:

Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Founded: 1997

Field: arms control and disarmament

The Nobel Peace Prize 2013 was given for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.

Economic Science

Prize Recipient:

Eugene F. Fama

Born: 14 February 1939, Boston, MA, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Lars Peter Hansen

Born: 26 October 1952, Urbana, IL, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Robert J. Shiller

Born: 29 March 1946, Detroit, MI, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2013 given for their empirical analysis of asset prices in the field of Financial Economics.

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