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1996 Nobel Prize Announcements

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Prize Announcements

The 1996 Nobel Prizes are awarded in the early October, in the following reverse chronological order (time given in Stockholm time):

    Date: Friday, October 11, at 11 a.m.
    Prize: PEACE
    Awarding institution: The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo
    And the winners are...

    Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo and Josť Ramos-Horta
    "for their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor."

    Date: Tuesday, October 8, at 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
    Prize: ECONOMICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the winners are...

    James A. Mirrlees and William Vickrey
    "for their fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information."

    Date: Monday, October 7, at 11:30 a.m.
    Awarding institution: The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute
    And the winners are...

    Peter C. Doherty and Rolf M. Zinkernagel
    "for their discoveries concerning the specificity of the cell mediated immune defence."

    Date: Thursday, October 3, at 1 p.m.
    Awarding institution: The Swedish Academy
    And the winner is...

    Wislawa Szymborska
    "for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality."

    Date: Thursday, October 3
    Awarding institution: The Annals of Improbable Research

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