2020 Nobel Prize Announcements

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Prize Announcements

The 2020 Nobel Prizes in Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, Peace, Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine as well as Ig-Nobel Prizes have been announced!

While you're here, why not also read about past winners.

N.B. The time of the announcement is given in Stockholm time (Central European Time); subtract 6 hours to get the US Eastern Daylight Time).


    Date: Monday, October 12, 2020 (11:45 CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: ECONOMICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize goes to...

    Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson
    for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats


    Date: Friday, October 9, 2020 (11:00 a.m. CEST)
    Prize: PEACE
    Awarding institution: The Norwegian Nobel Institute
    And the prize goes to...

    World Food Programme (WFP)
    for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.


    Date: Thurday, October 8, 2020 (13:00 CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: LITERATURE
    Awarding institution: The Swedish Academy
    And the prize goes to...

    Louise Glück
    for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.


    Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: CHEMISTRY
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And the prize goes to...

    Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna
    for the development of a method for genome editing.


    Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (11:45 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: PHYSICS
    Awarding institution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    And one half of the the prize goes to...

    Roger Penrose
    for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity

    and the other half jointly to

    Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez
    for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.


    Date: Monday, October 5, 2020 (11:30 a.m. CEST at the earliest)
    Prize: PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE
    Awarding institution: The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute
    And the prize goes to...

    Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice
    for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus.


    Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020 (6:00 pm EDT)
    Prize: IG NOBEL PRIZES
    Awarding institution: The Annals of Improbable Research
    And the winners are:

    Announced here


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