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Swedish intellectuals form new literature prize in Nobel protest

Jul 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

However, some observers are skeptical about whether the New Academy can compare with the Nobel Literature Prize's history of recognizing distinguished authors

NEW PRIZE. More than 100 Swedish intellectuals form a new literature award giving body in protest, after the Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel laureates, plunged into a crisis over long-standing ties to a man accused of sexual assault on several women. File photo of Nobel Museum by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

2018 Nobel Literature Prize postponed after #MeToo turmoil – Swedish Academy

May 04, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The academy is linked to a man facing rape and sexual assault allegations

NOBEL PRIZE. The 2017 Nobel Prize Awards ceremony is held at the Stockholm Center in December 2017. Photo by Alexander Mahmoud/Nobel Media AB

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Oct 05, 2016 - 11:48 PM

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Trio awarded 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work on molecular machines

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED Jean Pierre Sauvage Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa are awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on molecular machines

NEW LAUREATES. Sauvage, Fraser, and Feringa. Illustrations by Niklas Elmehed / Courtesy Nobel Foundation

British trio awarded Physics Nobel for work on 'exotic matter'

Oct 04, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED David J Thouless F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz share the 2016 Physics Nobel for their work on theoretical discoveries of topological phase transition and topological phases of matter

Thouless, Haldane, Kosterlitz. Illustrations by Niklas Elmehed / Photo courtesy the Nobel Foundation

Gravitational waves, dark matter eyed for Nobel Physics Prize

Oct 04, 2016 - 10:44 AM

The physics prize is the second of the Nobels to be awarded after the medicine prize

Artist's illustration of two black holes merging. Image courtesy LIGO/Caltech

Swedish Academy finally condemns fatwa against writer Salman Rushdie

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:31 PM

The fact that the death sentence has been passed as punishment for a work of literature also implies a serious violation of free speech says Swedish Academy head Tomas Riad

epa05054718 A picture made avaiulable on 04 December 2015 shows Indian born British writer Salman Rushdie signing a copy of one of his books during an interview in Bogota, Colombia, 03 December 2015. Rushdie said that four years ago the terrorist group ISIS phenomenon was like an 'exagerated metaphor'. EPA/LEONARDO MUNOZ

Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary

Mar 24, 2015 - 11:06 PM

The pronoun Hen is used to refer to a person without revealing their gender –either because it is unknown because the person is transgender or the speaker or writer deems the gender to be superfluous information

LEDs: A light-bulb moment that is changing the world

Oct 08, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Achievements in the lab by 3 Japanese scientists – now Nobel Prize winners – are being turned into benefits for Earth s beleaguered climate system

Photo taken on June 11, 2008 in Taipei shows a vistor walking past a Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights pannel displayed at the World Trade Center during the Photonics Festival. Sam Yeh/AFP

US trio win Nobel Economics Prize

Oct 14, 2013 - 7:10 PM

UPDATED US trio Lars Peter Hansen Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller win Nobel Economics Prize for groundbreaking work on spotting trends in markets

Canada's Alice Munro awarded Nobel Literature Prize

Oct 10, 2013 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The Swedish Academy honored Munro 82 as a master of the contemporary short story ; 13th woman in history to win award

NOBEL LAUREATE. Canadian author Alice Munro is the 2013 awardee of the Nobel Prize for Literature. In this file photo, Munro speaks to the media as she receives her Man Booker International award at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland, on June 25, 2009. AFP/ Peter Muhly

US duo win Nobel Economics Prize for 'match-making'

Oct 15, 2012 - 8:32 PM

US scholars Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday October 15 for their work on the functioning of markets and how best to match supply and demand