9 Dec 2014

Nobel Prize 2014

Nobel Prize 2014 -
Nobel Prize 2014

1. Nobel prize in Literature – Patrick Modiano (France).
- "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation".

2. Nobel prize in Economics - Jean Tirole (France)
- for research on market power and regulation.

3. Nobel prize in Peace - Kailash Satyarthi (India) and Malala Yousufzai (Pakistan)
- "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education"
Note: Kailash Satyarthi is Second Indian to win Nobel Peace Prize. The winner before him was Mother Teresa, who lived out most of her life in India but was born in Albania.
ii. Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai (17), is the youngest recipient of the prize.
iii. Child rights activist Satyarthi, runs NGO Bachpan Bachao Aandolan (Save Childhood Movement).

4. Nobel prize in Medicine – for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain" [Brain GPS]
1. John O'Keefe (British-American researcher)
2. Edvard Moser (Norway)
3. May-Britt Moser (Norway)

5. Nobel prize in Physics – for Invention of blue LEDs
1. Isamu Akasaki (Akasaki is a Japanese citizen and works at Meijo University and Nagoya University)
2. Hiroshi Amano (Amano is a Japanese citizen and works at Nagoya University)
3. Shuji Nakamura (Nakamura is a US citizen and works at University of California, Santa Barbara)

6. Nobel Prize in Chemistry – "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".
1. Eric Betzig (American)
2. William E Moerner (American)
3. Stefan W Hell (German, Heidelberg University)

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