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Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the 2017 Nobel prize in chemistry. They developed a technique called cryo-electron microscopy, which simplifies the process for looking at the machinery of life.
Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017:
The 2017 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves. Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish win the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics. Their idea “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”.
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. The author of seven novels, a short-story collection and screenplays, Ishiguro was born in bomb-hit Nagasaki in 1954, and moved to England at the age of 5.
Nobel Peace Prize in International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons wins award. “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”
The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017 has been awarded to Richard Thaler.
“for his contributions to behavioural economics”
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