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Nobel Prize 2020

US economists Paul Milgrom & Robert Wilson win Nobel Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 to US economists Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats. The Nobel winners have studied how auctions work. They have also used their...

Louise Glück wins Nobel Prize in literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 is awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”. Louise Glück made her debut in 1968 with Firstborn and was soon acclaimed as one of the most prominent poets in American contemporary literature. Louise Glück won...

3 scientists get Nobel Prize for discovery of Hepatitis C virus

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet on Monday decided to award the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Harvey J Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M Rice for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. Announcing the prize in Stockholm on Monday, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio’s work helped explain...