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At least former president Jimmy Carter had involved himself in decades of peace initiatives, however futile most proved to be, when he received the prize in 2002. Former Vice President Al Gore, on the other hand, won the 2005 prize for his celebrity endorsement of climate-change doom-mongering.
The scandal has dragged the Academy's reputation through the mud. "This is devastating for the reputation of the Nobel prize," Mattias Berg, who covers cultural affairs for SR radio, told AFP. The Nobel Literature Prize has been reserved on seven occasions since it was first awarded in 1901: in 1914, 1918, ...

Correspondingly, expectations are rising for a possible deal to bring permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula -- an outcome that if realized would probably bring Nobel Peace prizes to the protagonists. But is that realistic? Much depends on how and why such an accommodation would be reached.
Ethan Laviolette, a freshman at St. Thomas More Catholic High School, has been nominated to participate in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts this summer. The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science ...
MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - It was an exciting day for local students from across the metro as they got a chance to interact with 1995 Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Mario Molina. Dr. Molina is a chemist who discovered the ozone hole and advocated for change to control CFC's and other ways which can destroy this ...
On Thursday evening, thousands of protesters gathered on Stockholm's picturesque Stortorget Square outside the headquarters of the Swedish Academy, which has awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901, to demand all of its remaining members resign. Parallel demonstrations were planned in ...

Losing the Nobel Prize, by astrophysicist Brian Keating, offers a riveting account of the rise and fall of the seeming confirmation of the cosmological theory of inflation. Occluding Keating's account, however, are his personal beefs about "losing" the Nobel Prize. Such gripes taint Keating's otherwise thoughtful analysis of ways ...
Three members of the secretive committee that selects the winner of the Nobel prize for literature have resigned from the jury in protest at how it has handled the sexual harassment allegations made against a man with close links to the board. Peter Englund, the former permanent secretary of the Swedish ...
After three members of the Swedish Academy resigned Friday, protesting its response to a long-simmering scandal, the committee known for awarding the Nobel Prize in literature has found itself in unfamiliar — and precarious — territory: Beyond examining the merits of an author's past work, as it does ...
(STOCKHOLM) — Three judges for the Nobel literature prize have resigned. Klas Ostergren, Kjell Espmark and Peter Englund released statements or letters Friday to Swedish media but gave few details. Englund wrote in a letter to the tabloid Aftonbladet that his decision was linked to the Swedish ...
A coroner's office has ruled that the wife of a Nobel Prize-winning chemistry professor died of exposure and hypothermia. Posted: Mar. 30, 2018 4:47 AM. Updated: Mar. 30, 2018 6:26 AM. Posted By: Trevor Peters. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email. OREGON, Ill. (AP) — A ...
Nobel laureate Ei-ichi Negishi and his wife, Sumire, stand with a bronze bust unveiled at Purdue on April 18, 2014. The bust of Negishi will join that of the late Herbert C. Brown, Negishi's mentor and Purdue's first Nobel Prize winner, on permanent display inside the Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry.
QUITMAN, Ga. (WCTV) -- An international inspector who traveled the globe to try to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons shared his story Thursday, not far from his hometown in South Georgia. David Hanks was part of the United Nations team that won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. The International ...
OGLE COUNTY - The Ogle County Coroner has released the findings of an autopsy done on the wife of a Nobel Prize winner found dead outside an Ogle County landfill earlier this month. Sumire Negishi, of West Lafayette, Indiana, was found dead near the Orchard Hills landfill on March 14. An autopsy ...
"My job was to measure things and make sure that the measurements that I made were right," he told an interviewer for the Nobel Prize website in 2008. "It's the job of the theoretical community to understand why things are the way I see them when I do the experiments. So I was not running around saying, ...
Last year, Ladbrokes placed his odds at winning the Nobel Prize for Literature at 50 to 1 — better than Cormac McCarthy, Salman Rushdie and Elena Ferrante. Murnane's books are strange and wonderful and nearly impossible to describe in a sentence or two. After his third novel, “The Plains,” a fable-like ...
... Nobel Prize because no one has yet proven his ideas. The Nobel committee looks for proof, not big ideas. Hawking was a deep thinker — a theorist — and his musings about black holes and cosmology have yet to get the lockdown evidence that accompanies the physics prizes, his fellow scientists said.

The Nobel committee looks for proof, not big ideas. Hawking was a deep thinker — a theorist — and his musings about black holes and cosmology have yet to get the lockdown evidence that accompanies the physics prizes, his fellow scientists said. "The Nobel Prize is not given to the smartest person or ...
Turkey's southeastern Kilis province, where more than 100,000 Syrian refugees live peacefully alongside more than 100,000 Turkish citizens, deserves a Nobel Peace Prize, head of a Turkish parliamentary commission said Wednesday. Lawmaker Atay Uslu, who chairs the commission on refugee rights in ...
Unless there is a rule change to once again permit the awarding of the honour posthumously, Hawking, who died at the age of 76 on Wednesday, will now never receive a Nobel Prize. The obvious question is why someone who is highly regarded and influential in scientific circles for his contributions to our ...
INDIANAPOLIS -- After an announcement Thursday evening that President Trump would be meeting with dictator Kim Jong Un, Congressman Luke Messer (R-IN) released a statement saying if North Korea gets rid of its nukes, "President Trump should be well on his way to his own Nobel Peace Prize.".
Fox News is reporting that a statement is imminent from the White House announcing that President Trump will sit down with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un over denuclearization negotiates. Already the fifth-ranking House Republican is calling for the president to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. “If North ...
Kentucky native and Nobel Prize Laureate Phillip A. Sharp will speak at the Kentucky Center March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Sharp won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993 with his partner Richard J. Roberts, after discovering RNA splicing. Sharp will speak about his scientific pursuits, past ...
And I personally am extra sympathetic, considering that these guys have given me the key to a Nobel by offering their own solution to the problem of gun violence. The way to make us all safer is simple, they say: more guns. Are you worried about some shooter popping up in a gun-free zone? All you need ...
Three of the most distinguished and notable graduates of South Carolina public schools are going to be honored at an upcoming gala. The South Carolina Foundation for Educational Leadership, South Carolina Association of School Administrators Foundation are holding an event to raise money and ...
WASHINGTON -- Indiana U.S. Representative Luke Messer (IN-06) said that if President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un leads to disarmament, the president would be well on his way to a Nobel Peace Prize. Rep. Messer issued the statement in reaction to the upcoming meeting ...
“If North Korea talks lead to concrete action, President Trump should be well on his way to his own Nobel Peace Prize,” Messer said in a statement. “North Korea is signaling for the first time a willingness to discuss disarming its nuclear capabilities. If this happens, it would be a direct result of President ...
“As stated in her biography, 'Minister Duncan served on the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,'” said spokesperson Chantal Gagnon in an email. “We are incredibly proud of the work she has accomplished.” It's not the first time members of the Trudeau cabinet have run into ...
The first Indian recipient of the award, Doshi is known for his low-cost housing projects, public complexes, and educational and cultural facilities across India. Often considered the "Nobel Prize of architecture," the Pritzker Prize goes to designers who push the boundaries of building design. Check out some of Doshi's ...
BRIDGEWATER, Va. (AP) - Former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, winner of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize, will speak on "Peace and Justice in the 21st Century" at Bridgewater College. Arias served as president of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and 2006 to 2010. When he took office, civil wars were ...
(WHSV) — Former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, who won the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize, is set to speak at Bridgewater College this month. Arias, who served as president of Costa Rica from 1986-90 and from 2006-10 through civil wars in Nicaragua and El Salvador, will speak on “Peace and Justice ...
Argentinian activist, author and Noble Peace Prize recipient Adolfo Perez Esquivel is nominating former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, he has revealed. "The arrival of PT (Workers' Party) and Lula to the presidency marked first place before and first place ...
The committee tasked with picking winners of the Nobel Peace Prize says two nominations it received for Donald Trump to be handed the honour were both forged. Olav Njolstad, secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told the NTB news agency someone using a stolen identity had put the US ...
A Nobel-prize winning economist said President Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminium imports are like the "first shot in a war". Robert Shiller, a 2013 winner and Yale University professor, said: "I'd wonder if this isn't just a first step, that Trump has in mind raising other tariffs. Even if he doesn't there ...
Two of Us: the Melbourne co-founders of a Nobel Prize-winning movement ... Ten years later, the organisation was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Nuclear activists, Professor Tilman ... The night it was announced that ICAN had won the Nobel Peace Prize, several of us were celebrating. Tilman rang, and ...
Richard E. Taylor, a Canadian-born experimental physicist who shared the 1990 Nobel Prize for the discovery of quarks, one of the fundamental ... had been the driving force in getting the accelerator built and oversaw it at a time when four different experiments performed there would lead to Nobel Prizes.
There are 328 candidates, including individuals and organizations, being considered for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the second highest number of candidates ever, according to the organization. Since first awarding the prize in 1901, the committee has kept every candidate's identity and its selection ...
The presidency of Donald Trump has made the dividing line between nuclear war and a Nobel Peace Prize increasingly thin. The very same extreme caprice and disregard for precedent that have amplified the military pressure and posturing on the Korean peninsula over the past year can quickly transform ...
“We believe that awarding the BDS movement with the Nobel Peace Prize is perfectly in line with the intentions of Alfred Nobel and his pro-peace legacy,” Moxnes told the Electronic Intifada by email. Moxnes said the decision to nominate the BDS movement, which has been endorsed by former peace prize ...
They demonstrated that the proton was 'jam' with seeds [the quarks] rather than a smooth 'jelly' of charge.” “Dick Taylor was a driving intellectual force at SLAC from its earliest days,” said SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao. “His Nobel Prize-winning work in particle physics is an enduring part of our pride and ...
Nearly 40 years into their career, Metallica will receive the Polar Music Prize – an equivalent award to the Nobel Prize – this coming spring. The award recognizes international excellence in music. The group will receive an award of one million Swedish kronor, roughly equivalent to $126,000. The band will ...
American lawmakers have nominated three leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy movement for the Nobel Peace Prize. A group of 12 legislators sent a letter to the Nobel nominating committee in Oslo, Norway recognizing 21-year-old Joshua Wong, 24-year-old Nathan Law and 27-year-old Alex ...
The Academy is a self-perpetuating oligarchy of 18 members, rich, prestigious (at least in its own eyes) and secretive, which has awarded the Nobel Prize in literature since its foundation in 1901 (other prizes are awarded by different bodies; the peace prize, for example, by the Norwegian parliament).
The Nobel Prize in Physics is arguably the highest honor a physicist, astronomer, or cosmologist can achieve. Young students dream of winning it, and it never quite slips researchers' minds as projects are proposed, completed, and evaluated. But while having such a goal to reach for can certainly drive ...
John E. Sulston, a pioneer in the field of genome research and founder of the Sanger Institute, has died at the age of 75, the organization confirmed on Friday. Sulston was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2002 for his work on the genetic regulation of organ development. He led the United ...
A total of 329 candidates — 217 individuals and 112 organizations — are being considered for this year's prize, which will be announced in October. The identities of the candidates are kept secret, and indeed, the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prizes, is forbidden from divulging any ...
Who wouldn't be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door. Nobel prize winner economist James Heckman was in Jackson last month presenting evidence that early childhood intervention can yield a 13.8 percent ...
Riri Williams is a fifteen-year-old girl who created her own Iron Man-style suit and was mentored by Tony Stark – and an artificial intelligence version of Tony Stark into creating new armours and establishing the identity of Ironheart. And, in the absence of Tony Stark after Civil War II, taking the lead of the ...
The Nobel Prizes have been awarded since 1901 and conferred on top achievers in six fields: Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Physiology or Medicine, Promotion of Peace and Economic Sciences. Prize-winners are often individuals, teams of two or three and organisations called Nobel Laureates.
Everyone loves binge-watching Netflix, even Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who delivered an incisive take after finishing the streaming giant's newest hit. In a tweet Wednesday, Krugman addressed the science-fiction world of "Altered Carbon," Netflix's epic ...


 

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