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American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan’s music and lyrics spoke to a generation of people during the tumultuous 1960s and helped galvanize the civil rights movement. His influence continues to permeate through rock, pop and folk music today. The award ...

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The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2016 given to Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2016 given to Contract theory

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2016 in Memory of Alfred Nobel to Oliver Hart (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA) and Bengt Holmström (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA) “for their contributions to contract theory”. Modern economies are held together by innumerable contracts. The new theoretical tools ...

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Nobel Peace Prize 2016 awarded to Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos

Nobel Peace Prize 2016 awarded to Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end, a war that has cost the lives of at least 220,000 Colombians and displaced close to six million people. The Nobel committee said that the ...

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Explained: Questions on the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for exotic matter, answered

Nobel Prize in Physics for exotic matter

The Nobel Prize, established by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895, have recognized achievements in a suite of sciences and the people behind those scientific pinnacles. Here, we provide the information about the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for exotic matter. GK Mantra also tries to explain, in plain English, how the Nobel Laureate contributed to science and humankind. Question ...

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Explained: Questions on 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Molecular machines, answered

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Molecular machines

The Nobel Prize, established by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895, have recognized achievements in a suite of sciences and the people behind those scientific pinnacles. Here we tell you all about the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Molecular machines. GK Mantra also tries to explain, in plain English, how the Nobel Laureate contributed to science and humankind. Question 1: Who ...

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Explained: Questions on 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Autophagy, answered

2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Autophagy

The Nobel Prize, established by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895, have recognized achievements in a suite of sciences and the people behind those scientific pinnacles. Here, we tell you all about the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for Autophagy. GK Mantra also tries to explain, in plain English, how the Nobel Laureate contributed to science and humankind. ...

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