Nobel Prize Current Affairs - 2019

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Renowned American mathematician and Nobel Laureate John Nash passes away

Renowned American mathematician and Nobel laureate John Nash passed away on 24 May 2015. He was 86 and died in a car crash along with his wife Alicia Nash. John Forbes Nash, Jr. was born on June 13, 1928 in West Virginia State of United States. Work: He was renowned for works in game theory Read More…

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Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan to head Royal Society

Nobel Laureate Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as President Elect of the Royal Society. His appointment was confirmed by the society’s council met on 19 March 2015 and will assume the charge on 1 December 2015. He will succeed eminent geneticist Sir Paul Nurse who had taken on the role in 2010 and will Read More…

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Jean Tirole wins Nobel Prize for Economics -2014

The Nobel Prize for Economics was awarded to Jean Tirole “for his analysis of market power and regulation”.  He will be awarded prize money of 8 mn Swedish krona. Jean Tirole is the second Frenchman to have been awarded a Nobel Prize this year. Tirole has been very vocal about the need for greater regulation Read More…

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Nobel Peace Prize 2014

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The Committee specifically pointed out how commendable it was for “a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Read More…

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Nobel Prize Literature 2014

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2014 has been awarded to the French author, Patrick Modiano, “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”. The last time a French author won a Nobel for Literature was in 2008 when Jean-Marie Gustave Read More…

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Chemistry Nobel Prize 2014

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced that the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the year 2014 is being awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”. For years, it was assumed that the resolution that could be achieved by optical microscopy was limited Read More…

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Nobel Prize for Physics 2014

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced its decision to award the Nobel Prize for Physics to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”. Isamu Akasaki Isamu Akasaki is a Japanese citizen. He was born 1929 in Chiran, Read More…

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