September 15, 2015
Has the Nobel bug bitten you yet? We are just 20 days away from the announcement of 2015 Nobel Prizes. Starting this week, through mid-October, we will bring you interesting and insightful content about the Nobel Prizes in diverse formats.
September 17, 2015
Do you know how many years ago the first Nobel Prize was awarded? Do you know the story behind how these prizes, considered the highest honor any scientist can receive, came into existence? This infographic presents the most basic must-know facts about the Nobel Prize in a memorable and sharable format. Share away!
Apart from prestige and recognition, the Nobel Prize confers on its winners a significant cash award. What do the Nobel Laureates do with their prize money? Do they make expensive purchases for themselves, spend it for further research, or use it for a charitable cause? Read on to find out.
The first Nobel Prize was awarded more than a century ago. With time, the scientific landscape has changed significantly and some academics feel that the rules for selecting Nobel Prize winners now warrant reconsideration. Should the Nobel Committee revisit the old rules and make amendments that would make the Nobel Prize more accommodative of the changing research landscape? Read on to find out.
September 24, 2015
In the first part of the Nobel Prize Facts series, we told you more about how the Nobel Prize came into existence. Let us now look at some numbers - how many Nobel Prizes have been awarded since the first award in 1901, how many times have female scientists been recognized for their work, which fields have the most Laureates and what countries do the Laureates come from?
September 30, 2015
Now that we know basic facts about the Nobel Prize, it's time to look behind the scenes and learn some lesser known facts about the Nobel Prize. Who is the oldest Nobel Laureate? Who is the youngest? And what language do the Laureates speak? Has anybody ever declined a Nobel Prize? Check out this infographic to know more!
Other segments in the Nobel Prize Facts series:
Part 1: The legacy of Alfred Nobel and how it all began
Part 2: Laureates by field and country
From being known mostly only to their colleagues, Nobel Laureates attain celebrity status overnight. They find themselves in a flurry of activity: giving lectures, meeting policy makers, and being drafted into important academic and governmental positions. How do scientists handle all the glory? Does it change their lives?
As the date of the Nobel Prize announcements is drawing closer, speculations are rife about who is likely to win the title of Nobel Laureate in physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, and economics. Let's take a look at the potential winners.
On October 5, the Nobel Committee announced that the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded jointly to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura, and Youyou Tu
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 6 announced the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. The award was given to Takkaki Kajita from Japan