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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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It is traditional for winners of the Nobel award to give a lecture in Stockholm prior to accepting the prize.
As the oldest person ever to win the Nobel award for literature, Lessing was born in Iran in 1919, where her father was an officer in the British Army.
The Nobel award, says Mr Bage, demonstrates and symbolises that peace and development go hand in hand.
Johanna Budwig, a six-time Nobel Award nominee, discovered a totally natural formula that not only protects against the development of cancer, but people all over the world who have been diagnosed with incurable cancer and sent home to die have actually benefited from her research--and now lead normal lives.
The Ig Nobel award recently went to Ed Cussler, a chemical engineer and professor at University of Minnesota.
On learning of the Nobel award, Maathai said, "When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope." One of the first things she did after hearing the news was to plant a Nandi flame tree at the foot of Mount Kenya, a slope outside Nairobi that she said had been a source of inspiration to her and to generations before.
One wishes that more of the story could have been told through a compelling narrative that captivates our interest, perhaps most closely realized in the account of the announcement, awarding, celebrations, and impact of the Nobel award. One wishes too for more intimate and revealing glimpses o f Derek Walcott; while one would never wish that a scholarly work like this would degenerate into a salacious detailing of Walcott's marriages and affairs, the reader is provided little beyond the bare details about Walcott's relations with his love interests, wives, and even children.
In accepting the Nobel award, Mundell noted that since Roman times gold has provided the standard for national currencies.
The academy bestowed one-half of the Nobel award upon Jack St.
Bob's Nobel award focused on his early contributions with Myron Scholes and Fisher Black to the theory of option pricing.
Mr Trimble said over the weekend he hoped the Nobel award would encourage the republican movement to act.