• United States Oct 9, 2019

    'Big Bang Theory' Gets Shout Out to Nobel Prize Announcement

    Life imitated art Tuesday when “The Big Bang Theory” — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history. The announcement of the winners of this year’s Nobel in physics began with a nod to an unlikely cultural reference: the opening lyrics to the show’s theme song. “The...

  • United States Oct 3, 2018

    US, UK Researchers Win Nobel for Evolutionary Chemicals

    Three researchers who “harnessed the power of evolution” to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to new drugs and biofuels have been named winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize goes to Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology. The other half is shared by George Smith of the University of...

  • Japan Oct 2, 2018

    American Among 3 Nobel Winners in Physics for Laser Research

    Three scientists from the United States, France and Canada have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for advances in laser physics. The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences on Tuesday awarded half the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize to Arthur Ashkin of the United States and the other half will be shared by Gerard Mourou of France and Canada’s Donna Strickland....

  • United States Oct 4, 2017

    Chemistry Nobel Honors Technique for Seeing Molecules' Details

    Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developments in electron microscopy. The 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize is shared by Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Joachim Frank at New York’s Columbia University and Richard Henderson of MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, Britain. The Royal Swedish Academy...

  • New Jersey Oct 12, 2015

    Princeton's Deaton Wins Nobel Economics Prize

    Princeton University’s Angus Deaton has won the Nobel prize in economics for “his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Monday.

  • Philadelphia Jun 3, 2015

    Nobel Chemistry Winner, Fox Chase Cancer Researcher, Irwin Rose Dies at 88

    Irwin Rose, a biochemist who spent much of his career in Philadelphia and shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins — the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis — has died. He was 88.

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