Nobel prize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Nobel prize an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Nobel Peace prize was first awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross
    • n Nobel prize Prizes for the encouragement of men and women who work for the interests of humanity, established by the will of Alfred B. Nobel 1833-1896), the Swedish inventor of dynamite, who left his entire estate for this purpose. They are awarded yearly for what is regarded as the most important work during the year in physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, idealistic literature, and service in the interest of peace. The prizes, averaging $40,000 each, were first awarded in 1901. The monetary value of the awards have increased each year, to near one million U. S. dollars by the end of the 20th century.The awards are administered by the Nobel Foundation, which maintains a Web Page where the lists of prize winners and other information about the Nobel Prize may be found.
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Quotations

  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize.”

Usage

In literature:

Later, Ralph J. Bunche, professor of political science, U. N. diplomat, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, attacked the N.A.A.C.P.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
The Nobel Peace Prize of a medal and $40,000 was awarded to him.
"Theodore Roosevelt and His Times" by Harold Howland
As a result of the Portsmouth peace, I was given the Nobel Peace Prize.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
Awarded Nobel Peace Prize for 1912.
"The Mirrors of Washington" by Anonymous
Is there possibly any connection between my award of the Nobel Prize, and your suddenly acute powers of appreciation?
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
In my opinion, the next Nobel prize should be shared equally between Mr. J.A.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
A copy was sent to the Nobel Prize Trustees.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
But Hauptmann remains almost unknown; even the Nobel Prize did not give him a vogue.
"A Book of Prefaces" by H. L. Mencken
Finsen was given the Nobel prize partly for re-discovery of this.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
The Nobel Prize of Literature and an honorary degree from Oxford were both awarded him in 1907.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
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In news:

A Doctor's Quixotic Quest for a Nobel Prize.
It was a bleak day for science last week when research that seemed destined to win a Nobel Prize was determined to have been faked.
Jump to interactive Nobel Prize.
Nobel Prize Winners Then and Now.
Announcement of 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Who wins the Nobel prize.
Trio wins Nobel Prize for science breakthrough.
Sinclair Lewis, author, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner, is shown at his typewriter working on his first movie script in Hollywood, Calif, Sept 3, 1943.
Two Americans took the Nobel prize for economics this morning.
Americans Roth, Shapely Win Nobel Prize For Economics.
Market design' researchers win Nobel prize.
Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth win the Nobel Prize for showing the best way to match people with what they really want.
Celebration with Shockley Semiconductor colleagues November 1, 1956, when Shockley won Nobel Prize.
Sinclair Lewis and the Nobel Prize.
Test-tube baby pioneer wins Nobel Prize in medicine.
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In science:

The importance of ultra-fast spectroscopy for studying chemical reactions is increasing rapidly and has been recognised with awarding the 1999 Nobel Prize in chemistry to Ahmed Zewail.
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
Hulse and Taylor were awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for their remarkable work.
The detection of Gravitational Waves
Over nearly 30 years of timing, its system parameters have shown a remarkable agreement with the predictions of GR, and in 1993 Hulse and Taylor received the Nobel Prize in Physics for its discovery [69, 131].
Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing
Until now, the topic of gravitational waves is an active field of research and their existence has been shown indirectly only in 1974 through the energy loss of binary pulsars (Nobel prize 1993).
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
Its definite observational confirmation was the CMB accidental detection in 1965 by Penzias & Wilson, who received the Nobel Prize for this discovery.
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
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