Nobel Prizes 2017

Nobel Prize of 2017 in Physics

Nobel Prize in Physics was given for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.

  • Rainer Weiss (Germany)
  • Barry C. Barish (United States)
  • Kip S. Thorne (United States)

Nobel Prize of 2017 in Chemistry

Nobel Prize in Chemistry was given for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.

  • Jacques Dubochet (Switzerland)
  • Joachim Frank (Germany)
  • Richard Henderson (Scotland)

Nobel Prize of 2017 in Physiology and Medicine

Nobel Prize in Medicine was given for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

  • Jeffrey C. Hall (United States)
  • Michael Rosbash (United States)
  • Michael W. Young (United States)

Nobel Prize of 2017 for Literature

Nobel Prize for Literature was given to the Japanese-British writer who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.

  • Kazuo Ishiguro

The Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Nobel Peace Prize of this year has been awarded to an anti-nuclear weapons group for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.

  • International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Nobel Prize of 2017 for Economics

Better known as the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017, given for his contributions to behavioral economics”. His research is often cited in marketing literature and helps recognize marketing tricks and avoid bad economic decisions, the Nobel Foundation said and added he demonstrated how nudging, a term he coined, may help people exercise better self-control.

  • Richard Thaler (United States)


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