STEM News: Who won the Nobel Prizes last year and who will win this year?



Every year the first week of October is an exciting time to celebrate those who are recognized to have contributed the most "to the benefit of mankind". Nobel prizes matter because they recognize the best of the best, and those who subjectively made incredible contributions to society. The most famous Nobel Prize winners you might recognize are listed here. Let them always inspire you to be your very best!


Who will be the winners for 2023?

 Announcements coming right up  (to be updated as we find out)

Medicine/Physiology - Day 1 - Monday Katalin Karik√≥ (UPenn) and Drew Weissman (UPenn) “for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19” Source

Physics - Day 2 - Tuesday Pierre Agostini (Ohio State University)Ferenc Krausz (Max Plank, Germany) and Anne L’Huillier (Lund University, Sweden) “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter” https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/03/science/nobel-prize-physics.html

Chemistry Day 3 - WednesdayChemistry Nobel Prize today for  Moungi G. Bawendi (MIT)Louis E. Brus (Columbia University) and Alexei Ekimov (Nanotech Technology, NY) “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots” 



Literature - Day 4 (Thursday) - Jon Fosse (Norwish) “for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable”



Nobel Peace Prize - Day 5 (Friday)Narges Mohammadi (Iran) “for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all”



Economic Sciences -  Day 6 (Monday)

Claudia Goldin (Harvard) “for having advanced our understanding of women’s labour market outcomes”



Year 2022

My favorites are the STEM-oriented winners - topics to celebrate this year - Neanderthal DNA (Medicine/Biology), Click Chemistry or Snapping molecules (Chemistry),  Quantum Computing (Physics).

 


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