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How Berkeley Lab Software Helped Lead to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 11, 2017

On September 14, 2015, LIGO instruments detected gravitational waves for the first time. This detection confirms a major prediction of Albert…
2015 Nobel Prize in Physics Has Berkeley Lab Roots

October 15, 2015

“If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants” – Sir Isaac Newton…
Angus Deaton receives Nobel Prize in economics

October 13, 2015

Princeton University professor Angus Deaton has been awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics for his contributions to…
Neutrinos: after the Nobel Prize, the hunt continues

October 7, 2015

CERN congratulates the two laureates of the 2015 Physics Nobel Prize(link is external): Takaaki Kajita, from the Super-Kamiokande…
Top 10 Patents for which Ig Noble prize has been awarded

September 18, 2015

The Ig Nobel Prizes are a parody of the Nobel Prizes and are given each year for ten unusual achievements in scientific research. The…
Jean Tirole wins Nobel Prize in economic sciences

October 14, 2014

Jean Tirole PhD ’81, a scholar whose longstanding ties to MIT include service on the economics faculty from…
2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: What you need to know (infographic)

October 9, 2014

We congratulate the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Eric Betzig, Ph.D.; Stefan Hell, Ph.D.; and…
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014: Surpassing the limitations of the light microscope

October 9, 2014

For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain…
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 awarded for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes

October 8, 2014

This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the…
2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded to John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser

October 8, 2014

How do we know where we are? How can we find the way from one place to another?…
Schekman’s ‘luxury journal’ boycott doesn’t go far enough

December 11, 2013

Randy Schekman: I will not publish in Nature, Science and Cell. James Kegley Recipients of this year’s Nobel Prizes…
Nobel winning scientist to boycott top science journals

December 11, 2013

Randy Schekman. Credit: James Kegley/Wikipedia Randy Schekman winner (with colleagues) of the Nobel Prize this year in the…
NIST Scientists Contribute to Nobel Peace Prize Winning Efforts on Chemical Weapons Detection

November 6, 2013

Innovative chemical weapons detection technologies developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have…
Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Imperial scientists give their reaction

October 25, 2013

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded today. Researchers at Imperial tell us how the discoveries…
Nobel winner Higgs plans to retire next year

October 16, 2013

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Peter Higgs says he is hoping to fully retire next year at the age of…
Update: Three US economists win Nobel for work on asset prices

October 15, 2013

Three American professors won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for shedding light on how stock, bond and…
Another Yale Nobel: Robert Shiller

October 15, 2013

Robert J. Shiller, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, has been awarded a Nobel Prize in…
Economics Nobel must acknowledge the global financial crisis

October 15, 2013

What are economists for? Well, one obvious answer is to “do economics”, defined in the academic discipline sense.…
Celebrity at stand-up reception

October 14, 2013

Higgs or not Higgs? That’s no longer the question! Because Peter Higgs together with François Englert, has just…
Nobel economists: Masters of theory, if not of practice

October 14, 2013

Winning the Nobel Prize for Economics brings great prestige, but there is no guarantee the recipient will win…
Congratulations to Nobel Prize Winners, and a Nod to Mass Collaboration

October 11, 2013

The Nobel Prize for physics was announced today, which went to François Englert and Peter Higgs for the Higgs…
Nobel in chemistry spotlights Israel’s brain drain

October 11, 2013

The Nobel Prize in chemistry struck a bittersweet chord in Israel, a mix of pride for home-grown achievement…
Thomas Südhof wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 11, 2013

Neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, won the…
Rice U. physicists celebrate Nobel Prize for Higgs discovery

October 10, 2013

Rice team participated in LHC experiments that upheld Nobel-winning theory The 2013 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded…
What happens when synapses run out of transmitter?

October 10, 2013

Vesicle fusion at the synapse. Credit: www.nia.nih.gov The recent Nobel Prize Award in Medicine highlights the importance of…
Update: Karplus, Levitt, Warshel win Nobel chemistry prize for cyber experiments

October 10, 2013

Three U.S.-based scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that…
Jury member says Nobel physics decision ‘wrong’

October 10, 2013

The Nobel Prize in Physics should also have gone to the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, a member of the awarding…
Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to computational wizards

October 10, 2013

In a rare double, another Nobel Prize has gone to scientists who build models. The 2013 Nobel Prize…
‘God Particle’ Nobel ticks boson box for CERN

October 9, 2013

The reflected glory of a Nobel prize for the minds behind the “God particle” sent champagne corks popping…
A glance at secret process behind Nobel delay

October 9, 2013

The Nobel Prize judges delayed the announcement of the physics winner by an hour Tuesday—but they can’t say…
Higgs search: A half-century odyssey

October 9, 2013

Over half a century, the Higgs boson has evolved from a theory rejected as daft to a cornerstone…
Update: Englert and Higgs win Nobel physics prize

October 9, 2013

Nearly 50 years after they came up with the theory, but little more than a year since the…
Could the Higgs Nobel be the end of particle physics?

October 9, 2013

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to François Englert and Peter Higgs for their work that explains…
Higgs boson: Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 awarded for the theory of how particles acquire mass

October 9, 2013

François Englert and Peter W. Higgs are jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for the theory…
Bristol congratulates eminent physicists on Nobel Prize in Physics 2013

October 8, 2013

Eminent scientist Professor Peter Higgs, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and the man after whom the Higgs…
How do Nobel laureates spend their prize money?

October 8, 2013

Nobel laureates sometimes display as much ingenuity when deciding how to spend their prize money as they did…
Democracy trumps cash as key to Nobel success

October 8, 2013

For a scientist to win a Nobel Prize, many things have to come together—ample funding, a supportive environment,…
Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize

October 8, 2013

Two Americans and a German-American won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering how key substances…
2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded for revealing the machinery that regulates the transport and secretion of proteins in our cells

October 8, 2013

Randy W. Schekman, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, has won the…
Bread, beer and botox: the science behind the 2013 Nobel Prize for medicine

October 8, 2013

What do bread, beer and botox have in common with this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine?…
UPDATE: International Research Collaboration Reveals The Mechanism Of The Human Body’s Most Important Battery

October 7, 2013

Researchers from Aarhus University have collaborated with a Japanese group of researchers to establish the structure of a…
Five achievements that haven’t won a Nobel Prize

October 7, 2013

The announcements of this year’s Nobel Prize winners will start Monday with the medicine award and continue with…
The not-so-noble past of the Nobel Prizes

October 7, 2013

When physicist Richard Feynman was asked which now-deceased person from history he would most like to speak with,…
QR code access to Nobel Prizes in Chemistry

September 10, 2013

Mobile devices equipped with a QR (quick response) code scanning app, which gives consumers instant access to information…
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