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Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for development of lithium-ion batteries – as it happened

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino made laureates for development that sparked portable technology revolution• Report: chemistry Nobel given to lithium-ion battery researchers 12.26pm BST And there we leave the chemistry prize for another year. Huge congratulations go to John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.Here is my colleague Nicola Davis’s news story on the prize: Related: Nobel prize in chemistry awa...
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Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for development of lithium-ion batteries – live!

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino made laureates for development that sparked portable technology revolution• Report: chemistry Nobel given to lithium-ion battery researchers 11.28am BST If you missed the announcement... here it is againWatch the very moment the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is announced.Presented by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.#NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/PM8X2S3Zy4 11.25am BST In this interview wi...
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Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino honoured for development that sparked portable technology revolutionThe Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their work in developing lithium-ion batteries.John B Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University and Akira Yoshino of Meijo University will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor (£74o,000) prize, which was announced by the Royal Swedish Acade...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Science, Sweden, Environment, World news, Chemistry, People in science, Nobel prizes, Energy Storage, Science prizes, Stockholm, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, John B Goodenough, Akira Yoshino, Stanley Whittingham


Nobel prize in chemistry to be awarded – live!

This year’s laureates will shortly be announced at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm 10.15am BST The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has handed out 110 Nobel prizes in chemistry since 1901. They have gone to 181 individuals with Frederick Sanger being the only double chemistry laureate, winning in 1958 for his work on the structure of insulin and in 1980 for DNA sequencing. Frances Arnold, who was awarded the prize in 2018, is just one of five female chemistry laureates. ...
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Nobel prize in physics awarded for work on cosmology – live!

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz honoured for ‘improving our understanding of evolution of universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos’ 11.27am BST Here’s James Peebles in 2017 talking about the history of modern cosmology at the Perimeter Institute in Canada. 11.23am BST James Peebles’ work shone a light on the universe’s structure and history and laid the foundations for cosmology for the past 50 years. The big bang model describes how the universe evolved over nearly 14bn y...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Physics, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Didier Queloz, James Peebles, James Peebles Michel Mayor, Perimeter Institute in Canada


Nobel prize in physics awarded to cosmology and exoplanet researchers

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz honoured for for ‘improving our understanding of evolution of universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos’Nobel prize in physics - follow it liveThree scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel prize in physics for groundbreaking discoveries about the evolution of the Universe and the Earth’s place within it.The Canadian scientist James Peebles has been awarded half of the 9m Swedish kronor (£740,000) prize for his theoretical discoveries about the evo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Earth, Physics, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Michel Mayor, Didier Queloz, James Peebles, James Peebles Michel Mayor


Nobel prize in physics to be awarded – live!

The winners of the prize will share 9m Swedish kronor – follow along here to find out who this year’s laureates will be 10.43am BST Here’s Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the chap who gets to make the calls. You have to admit he’s well turned out for the occasion.If your phone rings, pick up! It might be Secretary General, Göran K. Hansson, trying to reach you with some important news. #Physics #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/M72GCZqZVX 10.36am ...
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Nobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers – live!

William G Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza share award for work on how cells adapt to oxygen availabilityNobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers 11.07am BST This year’s prize is a true physiology award. At its heart is the body’s response to low oxygen conditions. When the body is deprived of oxygen, there is a rise in the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) – this then boosts the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. But how does a drop i...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Medical Research, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin, Gregg L Semenza, William G Kaelin


Nobel prize in medicine awarded to hypoxia researchers

William G Kaelin, Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg L Semenza share 9m Swedish kronor prize for work on how cells adapt to oxygen availabilityThree scientists have shared this year’s Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for discovering how cells respond to varying oxygen levels in the body, one of the most essential adaptive processes for life.William Kaelin Jr at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University in Massachusetts; Sir Peter Ratcliffe at Oxford University and the Francis Crick...
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Nobel prize in physiology or medicine – live!

The first of this year’s prizes is about to be announced at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm 10.15am BST My colleague Ian Sample hit a home run last year with his prediction that Allison would be a winner, which more or less exhausts our team’s luck for backing the right horse for the rest of the century. But there are no shortage of contenders for this year’s prize.Among them are the scientists behind the gene-editing technique known as Crispr – although this has also been tipped for t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, World news, Medical Research, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Stockholm, Karolinska Institute, Allison, Ian Sample, James P Allison, Tasuku Honjo


Hard Brexit could cripple UK science, say Nobel prizewinners

Dozens of scientists write letter to May and Juncker setting out their concernsA coalition of Nobel laureates has said a hard Brexit could cripple UK science, in a letter to Theresa May and the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker.The letter, signed by 29 Nobel prizewinners and six Fields medallists, says the UK “must now strive to ensure that as little harm as possible is done to research”. Continue reading...
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Hard Brexit could cripple UK science, say Nobel scientists

Dozens of prizewinners write letter to May and Juncker setting out their concernsA coalition of Nobel laureates has said a hard Brexit could cripple UK science, in a letter to Theresa May and the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker.The letter, signed by 29 Nobel prizewinners and six Fields medallists, says the UK “must now strive to ensure that as little harm as possible is done to research”. Continue reading...
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Female Nobel prize winner deemed not important enough for Wikipedia entry

Site moderator rejected submission for Donna Strickland, the first female physics winner in 55 years, in March When the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announced the Nobel prize for physics this week, anyone wanting to find out more about one of the three winners would have drawn a blank on Wikipedia. Related: Physics Nobel prize won by Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Science, Wikipedia, Americas, World news, Canada, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Stockholm, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Donna Strickland, Arthur Ashkin Gérard Mourou


Frances H Arnold, George P Smith and Gregory P Winter win Nobel prize in chemistry

Briton and two Americans honoured for using evolutionary principles to develop proteins that have been used in new drugs and medical treatmentsThree scientists have won the Nobel prize in chemistry for their work in harnessing evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies.British scientist Sir Gregory P Winter and Americans Frances H Arnold and George P Smith will share the 9m Swedish kronor (£770,000) prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, World news, Chemistry, Medical Research, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Frances H Arnold, George P Smith, Frances H Arnold George P Smith, Gregory P Winter, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Continue


Nobel physics prize winners include first female laureate for 55 years – as it happened

American Arthur Ashkin, Frenchman Gérard Mourou and Canadian Donna Strickland share annual award for advances in laser physics• Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland win physics Nobel 12.34pm BST Thanks for joining us for the live coverage of the 2018 Nobel prize for physics. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to find out who has scooped the prize for chemistry.The last thoughts on today’s award are from Dr Amelle Zaïr from King’s College London, who is a lecturer in advanced pho...
Tags: Science, London, World news, Physics, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, King 's College, Steven Chu, Donna Strickland, Arthur Ashkin Gérard Mourou, Arthur Ashkin Frenchman Gérard Mourou, Ashkin, Amelle Zaïr, Seirian Sumner


Physics Nobel prize won by Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland

American, Frenchman and Canadian share 9m Swedish kronor (£770,000) prize for work in laser physics• Nobel physics prize awarded – as it happenedThree scientists have been awarded the 2018 Nobel prize in physics for creating groundbreaking tools from beams of light.The American physicist Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou from France, and Donna Strickland in Canada will share the 9m Swedish kronor (£770,000) prize announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday. Strickland i...
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Nobel physics prize winners include first female laureate for 55 years – live

American Arthur Ashkin, Frenchman Gérard Mourou and Canadian Donna Strickland share annual award for advances in laser physics 11.15am BST That’s a wrap on the press conference! Here’s a useful graphic on Strickland and Mourou’s work from the Nobel prize team:Ultra-sharp laser beams make it possible to cut or drill holes in various materials extremely precisely – even in living matter. Millions of eye operations are performed every year with the sharpest of laser beams.#NobelPrize pic.twitte...
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Nobel prize for medicine won by cancer researchers – live

Two immunologists, American James P Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo, win annual award for work on a new approach to cancer treatment 11.11am BST It’ll be interesting to hear who, if anyone, may have been overlooked for the 2018 medicine prize. Back in 2016, Thomson Reuters came up with the following “citation laureates” - their predicted contenders for the Nobel based on how often work is cited.For explaining how CD28 and CTLA-4 are regulators of T cell activation, modulating immune respon...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, People in science, Nobel prizes, Science prizes, Thomson Reuters, Jim, Allison, CTLA, James P Allison, Tasuku Honjo


The Nobel prize in physiology or medicine 2018 – live

The first of the year’s most prestigious awards will be announced by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm 10.06am BST The 2017 Nobel prize in medicine went to three US researchers for their decades-long effort to unravel the workings of the 24-hour body clock. Jeffrey Hall at the University of Maine, Michael Rosbash at Brandeis University, and Michael Young at the Rockefeller University, all witnessed first hand disruption to their circadian rhythms when they heard the...
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Plans for £100m Nobel Centre blocked by Swedish court

David Chipperfield-designed centre would harm Stockholm waterfront, court rulesA Swedish court has blocked the construction of a major new Nobel Centre in Stockholm intended as the future venue for the world’s most prestigious arts and science awards. The 1.2bn krona (£100m) brass-clad structure, designed by the British architect David Chipperfield, would harm the capital’s picturesque waterfront, a cultural heritage site, the land and environmental court ruled on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Laureates gather in Stockholm for 2017 Nobel prize ceremony

On Sunday the King of Sweden will present Nobel winners with their awards, amid criticism that this year’s science prizes lacked diversityThe 2017 Nobel laureates will be presented with their awards by the King of Sweden during a ceremony in Stockholm on Sunday.The laureates include three American physicists who were recognised for their contributions to the first observations of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago. Anoth...
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Doctor wins 2017 John Maddox prize for countering HPV vaccine misinformation

Riko Muranaka awarded prize for efforts to explain jabs’s safety amid scare campaigns which have seen Japanese vaccination rate fall from over 70% to 1%A Japanese doctor who has stood up to a campaign of misinformation around a common anti-cancer vaccine has won a prestigious prize for championing evidence in the face of hostility and personal threats.Riko Muranaka at Kyoto University was awarded the 2017 John Maddox prize on Thursday for her efforts to explain the safety of the human papilloma ...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, People in science, Vaccines and immunisation, Science and scepticism, Science prizes, Hpv Vaccine, Cervical Cancer, Kyoto University, John Maddox, Riko Muranaka


Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize

Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented escalation of the cold war by refusing to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces, is to be awarded new ‘Future of Life’ prizeA senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, 55 years to the day after his heroic actions averted global catastrophe.On 27 October 1962, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was on board the Soviet submarine B-59 near Cuba when the US forces began drop...
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Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war awarded 'Future of Life' prize

Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented escalation of the cold war by refusing to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces, is to be honoured with a new prizeA senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, 55 years to the day after his heroic actions averted global catastrophe.On 27 October 1962, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov was on board the Soviet submarine B-59 near Cuba when the US forces began dropping non-...
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Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for method to visualise biomolecules

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson receive £825,000 prize for developing method for generating 3D images of life-building structuresFollow live reaction to the chemistry Nobel announcementThe Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for developing a technique to produce images of the molecules of life frozen in time. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson will receive equal shares of the 9m Swedish kronor (£825,000) prize, which was announce...
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Nobel prize in physics awarded for discovery of gravitational waves

£825,000 prize awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their work on Ligo experiment which was able to detect ripples in the fabric of spacetimeLive reaction to the scientists from Ligo winning the physics NobelThree American physicists have won the Nobel prize in physics for the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago. Rainer Weiss has been awarded one half of the 9m Swedish kronor (£825,0...
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Nobel prize for medicine awarded for insights into internal biological clock

£8.25m prize shared between American scientists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young for work on the internal clock of living organismsThe Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017 has been awarded to the American trio of Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young for “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm”.It is the 108th time the prize has been awarded and was announced at the Nobel Forum at the Karolinska Institute in Stockh...
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Why Computers Are Having Such a Hard Time With This Deceptively Simple Chess Puzzle

A popular chess problem known as the Queen’s Puzzle has captivated mathematicians and computer scientists for years, yet no one has been able to write a computer program that can solve the conundrum quickly and efficiently. Researchers from the UK now claim that computers will never be up to the task—and they’re…Read more...
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And the Nobel Prize goes to…

The Red Cross is the organization to receive the most, with three. Martin Luther King was the youngest – until Malala Yousafzai won at the tender age of 17 that is. Jean-Paul Sartre famously won and refused it. Mother Teresa won it but has since been brutally called out since for her inhumane treatment of the poor. Paul Hermann Müller won it in 1948 for the pesticide DDT, which went on to create one of the worst environmental disasters in history. Gandhi was nominated 5 times but never won, dyin...
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Nobel medal sale highlights work of forgotten chemist who predicted the atom bomb

Francis Aston, Edwardian scientific genius, surfer and motorcycling pioneer, was awarded the Nobel in 1922 for his discovery of isotopes. Now his medal is up for auctionThe Nobel prize awarded to one of the world’s most colourful scientists – Francis Aston, an Edwardian surfing fanatic and early pioneer of motorcycle racing – is to be auctioned in London next month.The medal, a 200g disc made of 23-carat gold, was given to Aston in 1922 in recognition of the British chemist’s discovery of isotop...
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