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March 24, 2018
After his brother died, the French press mistakenly printed his obituary calling him a murderer and other cruel names. He read his own obituary and started taking extra care of his reputation, so he decided to establish the Nobel Foundation with his own money to atone for his deadly inventions. The NobelÃÂ ...
March 22, 2018
In 1990, on assignment for Scientific American, I had a close encounter with Stephen Hawking, who just died at the age of 76. I had bulled my way into a symposium, sponsored by the Nobel Foundation, on “The Birth and Early Evolution of Our Universe.” Thirty of the world's top physicists and cosmologists,ÃÂ ...
Chicago Daily Herald
March 13, 2018
The Nobel Foundation excludes posthumous nominees. "By any reasonable standard, Stephen Hawking is a great scientist. Even if time shows some of his more radical proposals to be incorrect, Hawking will have had a profound impact on the history of science," Henry F. Schaefer III, a chemistry professorÃÂ ...
March 13, 2018
So, because the Nobel Foundation could not add to its portfolio of prizes, four Nobel family members, in agreement with the Foundation, founded The Nobel SustainabilityÃÂ® Trust. Professor Michael Nobel is with us today, thank you Michael," said Prince Albert II, adding that, “The Trust's mission is to sustainÃÂ ...
March 1, 2018
The statutes of the Nobel Foundation restrict disclosure of information about the nominations for 50 years. The award committee bases its decision on valid nominations received by the January 31 deadline. A total of 329 candidates – 217 individuals and 112 organizations – are being considered for thisÃÂ ...
February 27, 2018
“The paradigm-shifting discoveries by the Laureates established key mechanistic principles for the biological clock,” the Nobel Foundation said in announcing the prize. “During the following years, other molecular components of the clockwork mechanism were elucidated, explaining its stability and functionÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
Despite the Nobel Foundation's requirement that prizes be awarded only to living recipients, Canadian immunologist Ralph M. Steinman was awarded a 2011 Nobel for medicine posthumously. The committee did not know he had died three days prior. The winners receive their prizes at a ceremony onÃÂ ...
February 14, 2018
According to Nobel Foundation chairman Carl-Henrik Heldin, the proposals are aimed to promote female candidates, which, in turn, is expected to result in more female laureates. "It turns out that if one candidate is nominated, it most often is a man. If three candidates are nominated instead, the chances ofÃÂ ...
October 27, 2017
The Nobel Foundation made another announcement Friday: its prizes will no longer be funded with investments from nuclear arms producers. This announcement came just weeks after it awarded the Peace Prize to ICAN. The private institution, based in Stockholm, is responsible for managing the fund leftÃÂ ...
October 20, 2017
“There are public reports that the Nobel Foundation has an ethical investment policy not to invest in weapons prohibited by international treaty, and we encourage the Nobel Foundation to be more public and transparent about how they implement this policy,” she said in an email to swissinfo.ch.
Views and News from Norway
October 6, 2017
Just hours before the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 was to be announced in Oslo on Friday came reports of a major “paradox” regarding the funding for all the Nobel prizes. A leading Norwegian environmental and humanitarian organization claims that the Stockholm-based Nobel Foundation invests its fundsÃÂ ...
Political Analysis South Africa
September 26, 2017
Neither the will of Alfred Nobel, nor the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, allows for a Nobel Prize – whether in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, or peace – to be revoked once awarded. In 2010, after Liu Xiaobo received the Nobel Peace Prize, a diplomatic gridlock ensued between the People'sÃÂ ...
Malay Mail Online
September 25, 2017
The statue of Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. — AFP picSTOCKHOLM, Sept 26 — One week before the announcement of the 2017 Nobel prizes begins, the Nobel Foundation said yesterday that this year's winners will receive a larger monetary award worth over a million US dollars.
December 31, 1999
He has also been associated for several decades with the Nobel Foundation and served as the chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry in 1997. Prof Andersson also currently serves on the board of directors of KTH, Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, SwedenÃÂ ...
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