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Nobel Prize 2015

The Nobel Prize is regarded by the scientific community as the most esteemed science award. This series celebrates the 2015 Nobel Prizes, covering a range of topics such as how the Nobel Prize changes a Laureate's life, how Nobel Laureates spend their prize money, the changes required in the Nobel Prize, Nobel-related initiatives that reach out to the larger scientific community, winners of the Nobel Prize for 2015, and more.

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…
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…
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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…
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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