1997 Nobel Prize Announcements

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Prize Announcements

The 1997 Nobel Prizes are awarded in the early October, in the following reverse chronological order (time given in Stockholm time; subtract 6 hours to get the US Estern Standard Time). If you use a JavaScript-enabled browser, move your mouse over the prize category and the status bar will display how soon the prize in this category will be announced.

    Date: Wednesday, October 15, at 2 p.m. at the earliest
    Prize: CHEMISTRY
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the winners are...

    Paul D. Boyer and John E. Walker
    "for their elucidation of the enzymatic mechanism underlying the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)"


    Jens C. Skou
    "for the first discovery of an ion-transporting enzyme, Na+, K+-ATPase."

    Date: Tuesday, October 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the earliest
    Prize: ECONOMICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the winners are...

    Robert C. Merton and Myron S. Scholes
    "for a new method to determine the value of derivatives."

    Date: Thursday, October 9, at 1 p.m.
    Awarding institution: The Swedish Academy
    And the winner is...

    Dario Fo
    "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden."

    Date: Monday, October 6, at 11:30 a.m.
    Awarding institution: The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute
    And the winner is...

    Stanley B. Prusiner
    "for his discovery of Prions - a new biological principle of infection."

    Date: Thursday, October 9
    Awarding institution: The Annals of Improbable Research

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