Nobel Prize winners
Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer (pictured), pioneers in adapting economic theory to take better account of environmental issues and technological progress, shared the 2018 Nobel Economics Prize. In an award that turned the spotlight on the...more
Nordhaus, of Yale University, was the first person to create a quantitative model that described the interplay between the economy and the climate. "Their findings have significantly broadened the scope of economic analysis by constructing models...more
Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, shares the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize with Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They were honored for...more
Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, shares the Nobel Peace Prize with Nadia Murad. "Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims," the Committee said in...more
Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology becomes only the fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel. Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for harnessing the power of evolution to generate novel...more
Gregory Winter poses outside Trinity College Cambridge after being awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Winter shared half of the prize with American George Smith. The fruits of their work include the world's top-selling prescription medicine --...more
George P. Smith from the University of Missouri, takes phone calls after learning he was among the three who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Smith developed a method using a virus that infects bacteria to produce new proteins while Gregory Winter...more
Donna Strickland, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, poses with her paper that started her career 30 years ago, after winning the Nobel Prize for Physics at her home in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. A trio of American, French and...more
Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in the United States won the other half of the 2018 physics prize for inventing "optical tweezers". The inventions by the three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics date back to the mid-1980s and over the...more
Frenchman Gerard Mourou, who also has U.S. citizenship, shared half of the physics prize with Strickland, for work on high-intensity lasers. The inventions by Mourou, Strickland and Ashkin date back to the mid-1980s and over the years they have...more
American James Allison (L) and Japanese Tasuku Honjo (R) won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for game-changing discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immune system to fight cancer. The scientists' work in the 1990s has since...more
James Allison speaks during a news conference in New York. Allison's and Honjo's work focused on proteins that act as brakes on the immune system - preventing the body's main immune cells, known as T-cells, from attacking tumors effectively. Allison,...more
Participants test the Jet Suit by Gravity Industries, made up of five miniature jet engines, during demonstration flights in Britain.
Pet owners bring their animals to be blessed on the day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals.
Nobel Peace Prize recipients and why they won.
Tens of thousands of Cameroonians displaced by a separatist insurgency in the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions find themselves without a home...