Tag: Nobel Prizes

Abiy Ahmed Won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now He Needs to Earn It.

Some honors come too late; others too early. Others still risk scuttling the efforts they are rewarding. Last week Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for, the Nobel committee said, “his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea” and starting “important reforms that give many citizens […]

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‘The Bob Dylan of Genocide Apologists’

Back in my previous life in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, I read the Austrian writer Peter Handke’s books, was pleasantly baffled by his plays and watched the movies he wrote. I loved the shimmering emptiness of his novel “The Goalie’s Fear of the Penalty Kick.” I loved the beauty of the Wim Wenders’s masterpiece “The […]

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Pioneers in Poverty Alleviation Share the Nobel Economics Prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of M.I.T., and Harvard’s Michael Kremer have spent more than 20 years helping to revolutionize the way that researchers study — and help — the world’s poor. On Monday, their experimental approach toward poverty alleviation won them the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Ms. Duflo, 46, […]

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Nobel in Economics Is Awarded for Work Toward Alleviating Poverty

Three professors who have done experimental work toward alleviating poverty have been awarded the Nobel in economic sciences: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both of M.I.T., and Michael Kremer of Harvard University. Professor Duflo is the second woman and, at 46, the youngest person to win the economics prize. Why did they win? According to […]

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Abiy Ahmed Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, for his work in restarting peace talks with neighboring Eritrea, ending a long stalemate between the two countries. Why did he win? Mr. Abiy, 43, broke through two decades of frozen conflict between his vast country, Africa’s second most populous, […]

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For Poland, Nobel Prize in Literature Is Cause for Conflict as Much as Congratulation

WARSAW, Poland — Winning a Nobel Prize in Literature is usually a cause for celebration in the writer’s home country, a point of pride and a justification for a bit of patriotic pomp. But in Poland, where the nation is engaged in a bitter and consequential battle over the question of what it means to […]

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Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke Awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature

Olga Tokarczuk, a Polish author, and Peter Handke, an Austrian writer, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday, the Swedish Academy announced at a ceremony in Stockholm. Mr. Handke won this year’s prize, while Ms. Tokarczuk won the 2018 prize, which had been postponed for a year because of a scandal at the […]

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Nobel Prizes in Literature Awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke

Olga Tokarczuk, a Polish author, and Peter Handke, an Austrian writer, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday, the Swedish Academy announced at a ceremony in Stockholm. Mr. Handke won this year’s prize, while Ms. Tokarczuk won the 2018 prize, which had been postponed for a year because of a scandal at the […]

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry Honors Work on Lithium-Ion Batteries

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of lightweight lithium-ion batteries, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday in Stockholm. “Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles,” the […]

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Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Studies of Earth’s Place in the Universe

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists who transformed our view of the cosmos. James Peebles, a professor emeritus at Princeton University, shared half of the prize for theories that explained how the universe swirled into galaxies and everything we see in the night sky, and indeed much that we cannot […]

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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 for Work on Cells

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to three scientists — William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza — for their work on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. The Nobel Assembly announced the prize at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm on Monday. BREAKING NEWS:The 2019 […]

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Toni Morrison Dancing: Photos of the Author at Work and Play

There’s an image that will stay with me forever: Toni Morrison, Bill T. Jones and Max Roach were all onstage together. Toni Morrison read her beautiful text, Max Roach was at the drums and Bill T. Jones was dancing. And at the end of the evening, Jones took Morrison in his arms and waltzed across […]

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Three Created a Fertility Revolution, but One, a Woman, Went Unrecognized

LONDON — Two male British scientists gained worldwide fame as the developers of in vitro fertilization, but both viewed a woman, Jean Purdy, as an equal partner in the breakthrough, records made public on Monday show. One of the male scientists, Dr. Robert Edwards, tried to have her work recognized, but instead it has gone […]

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Frances Arnold Turns Microbes Into Living Factories

PASADENA, Calif. — The engineer’s mantra, said Frances Arnold, a professor of chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, is: “Keep it simple, stupid.” But Dr. Arnold, who last year became just the fifth woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is the opposite of stupid, and her stories sometimes turn […]

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