Nobel Prize

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No·bel Prize

(nō-bel' prīz),
Any one of a set of six annual international awards for extraordinary achievement; included are prizes in physics, chemistry, physiology, litrature, and medicine.
The world’s most prestigious award, which honours those who have made a significant discovery or contribution to humanity. Except for an interruption by World War II, it has been given annually since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace; it consists of a medal, a personal diploma, and prize money.

Nobel Prize

An award given to a person who has provided seminal thought and work in a particular area of human endeavor and has been recognized for that work by the Nobel Prize committee of the Swedish Academy; NPs are awarded in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry, Physics, Peace, Economics


Alfred B., Swedish chemist and philanthropist, 1833-1896.
nobelium (No) - an unstable transuranium element, atomic no. 102.
Nobel Prize - award to honor contributions to world peace, literature, economics, physiology, medicine, chemistry, and physics.
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He could easily have won three or four Nobel Prizes.
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SIR WILLIAM RAMSAY THE Scottish chemist became the first British recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1904 after he discovered five inert gases, which formed the basis of a new group of elements known as the noble gases.
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Almost all of the selected countries ordered themselves on a graph, showing that the countries with the highest chocolate consumption in fact also had the highest number of Nobel Prize winners.
Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace.
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The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences is the last of the six Nobel prizes announced this year.
Writers Thomas Hardy, Bertolt Brecht, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Virginia Woolfe and Mark Twain were all nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature - but none of them won.
BRITISH writer Doris Lessing, 87, won the Nobel Prize for Literature yesterday - then casually remarked that it completed "a royal flush".
Then, in 1985 the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, changing his life forever.