Is it meaningful to be proud that the prize was awarded to as many women as men this year when the jury could not purposefully acknowledge that the gender gap is bad for us all?
Marie Curie should not only be celebrated for her scientific achievements, but also the tenacity, persistence, strength and the humanity she espoused throughout her turbulent life.
The Modi government could have drawn upon behavioural economics to curb the use of cash in India without enacting demonetisation and its accompanying disruptions.
“In total, Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” the award-giving body said.
A scholar analyses the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made?
The Swedish Academy said that Ishiguro, “in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”.
Many of the important papers penned by the chemistry laureates are not freely accessible. Yet the Nobel Prizes are apparently given for work that is “for the greatest benefit of mankind”…
A hero to many in the West, Liu was branded a traitor by Chinese nationalists and the Chinese government considered him a criminal.
The US ambassador to Sweden, Azita Raji delivered Dylan’s acceptance speech on his behalf at the Nobel Banquet on December 10.
Indian science faces many problems and pursuing the goal of a Nobel Prize will not make them go away.
There is an onus on all of us to have a stake in the scientific enterprise, understand its philosophy and practice and see how well it may be put to use, to make us more prosperous and knowledgeable.
Some advice to Man Booker winner Paul Beatty on how to cope with his newfound fame.
The Nobel committee has reminded us of something important – the idea of a literary canon is seldom static.
Colombians rejected the accord with the FARC in a surprise plebiscite result this month.
The Nobel organisation’s downplaying of Tagore’s significance as a musician is part of the same thinking that has long delayed Dylan’s receiving the prize.
Indian publishers too have begun to follow trends of literary fiction, rather than literature, that is so prevalent in English speaking countries
Past laureates Angus Deaton and Amartya Sen tell The Wire there’s no prior notification; the accidental release of a NYU press note on one of its economists winning the 2016 Nobel is because top universities prepare for any possibility beforehand.
People have always known science would advance faster with various incentives and rewards. As modern experimental science took off, these took the form of gifts and favours to and from wealthy elites.
These machines are a thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair, and have been able to function like motors and elevators, and even mimic muscles.
Yoshinori Ohsumi’s experiments sparked off a revolution in autophagy research that has made it possible to develop drugs that can target autophagy and treat diseases
According to the official citation, the award was to Ohsumi given “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy”.
The prize might be shared by President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Timochenko after they signed the peace accord.
Some leading economists have been very optimistic about China. But as countries grow, their service sectors tend to increase as a proportion of output and employment.
Though the Nobel Prizes may rank among the most prestigious distinctions, they have a character of their own.