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2021 Nobel Prize Winners Announced

Recently, the 2021 Nobel Prize winners in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace, Literature and Economic Sciences have been announced.

List of 2021 Nobel Prize Winners

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021

⇒ The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet announced the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on 04 October 2021.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021 was awarded jointly (with equal share) to:

(1) David Julius

University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

(2) Ardem Patapoutian

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA, USA

Both received the prize “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch”.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021

⇒ Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 was announced by Professor Goran K Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 05 October 2021.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems”.

Prize has been shared by three persons:

One half given jointly:

(1) Syukuro Manabe

Princeton University, USA

(2) Klaus Hasselmann

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

“for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”

And the other half:

(3) Giorgio Parisi

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

“for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales”

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021

⇒ The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on 06 October 2021.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 was awarded jointly (with equal share) to:

(1) Benjamin List

Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

(2) David W.C. MacMillan

Princeton University, USA

Both received the prize “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis”.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021

⇒ The Swedish Academy has announced the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature on 07 October 2021.

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2021 has been awarded to the novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, born in Zanzibar and active in England.

Gurnah received the prize “for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.”

The Nobel Peace Prize 2021

⇒ The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 jointly to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov on 08 October, 2021.

Maria and Dmitry have received the Nobel Peace Prize for the following:

“for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

Maria Ressa is from Manila, Philippines and Dmitry Muratov is from Russia.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021

⇒ The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021 on 11 October 2021.

Prize has been shared by three persons:

One half given to

(1) David Card

University of California, Berkeley, USA

“for his empirical contributions to labour economics”

and the other half jointly to

(2) Joshua D. Angrist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

(3) Guido W. Imbens

Stanford University, USA

“for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”

About the Award Ceremony:

» Since 1901, the Nobel Prizes have been presented to Nobel Laureates at ceremonies on 10 December, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.

» The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and Literature are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden.

» The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway.

» Since 1969, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded at ceremonies in Stockholm.

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