Nobel Prize 2021: Full List of Winners- Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature & Peace prize winners

Nobel Prize 2021 Winners List: The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 went to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their courageous efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia despite threats.  Check full list of Nobel Prize 2021 Winners.

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Full list of Nobel Prize 2021 Winners
Full list of Nobel Prize 2021 Winners

Nobel Prize 2021 Winners List: The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 went to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their courageous efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia despite threats.  All the winners of Nobel Prizes 2021 were announced last week.

The Nobel Prize is conferred to individuals in five different fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. The Nobel Prizes were set up by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which dictates that the awards should be administered by the Nobel Foundation. The prestigious honour has been awarded 608 times since 1901. 

The Nobel Prizes are regarded as the world's most prestigious awards in their respective fields. The prizes are awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Karolinska Institute to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, literature, peace, and medicine.

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Nobel Prize 2021 Winners List

Nobel Prize category

Winner Name

Physics

Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann - for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability reliably predicting global warming. 

 

Giorgio Parisi - for the discovery of interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales. 

Chemistry Benjamin List and David MacMillan - for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis.
Physiology or Medicine David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian- for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.
Literature  Abdulrazak Gurnah - for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.
Peace Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov - for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.
Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

David Card for his empirical contributions to labour economics. 

 

Joshua D. Angrist and Guido W. Imbens for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.”

How much money do Nobel Prize winners get?

Nobel prize winners receive a medal with the image of Alfred Nobel and a sum of money. The prize money amount changes every year. It is common for recipients to donate their nobel prize money to benefit causes such as humanitarian, cultural and scientific.

Economics Prize not a Nobel Prize 

The Prize in Economic Sciences is not a Nobel prize but it is awarded by the Sveriges Riksbank in the memory Alfred Nobel. The prize was established much later in 1968 and is awarded according to the same principles as the Nobel Prizes .

Who was Alfred Nobel 

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist and engineer, who was most famously known for the invention of dynamite. He had passed away in 1896.  He had left behind a will, which stated that all of his "remaining realisable assets" should be used to establish five prizes. The prize came to be known as "Nobel Prizes" and they were first awarded in 1901.

 

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