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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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Physics is the second of this year's crop of NobelPrizes and comes after Americans Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young were awarded the NobelPrize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday.
The Blood Typing Game is available for free on the official web site of the Nobel Prize, Nobelprize.
The 2006 prize announcement for Andrew Fire and Craig Mello implied that RNA interference, too, violated the central dogma--by interrupting the "normal" transfer of information from RNA to protein--URL: nobelprize.
The Nobel Foundation, "The Nobel Peace Prize for 2006" (Oslo, Norway: The Nobel Foundation, 2006), nobelprize.
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