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The 2010 Nobel Prizes - And the Economics Prahahaha who cares

ButlerButler 89 episodes or bustRegistered User regular
edited October 2010 in Singularity Engine++
The 2010 Nobel Prizes are underway! Winning one of these is pretty cool. Some say that if you bite into the medal, you can actually taste Alfred Nobel's remorse.


Medicine & Physiology: Awarded to Robert Edwards of the UK, for his work in developing IVF. Edwards developed the technique with Patrick Steptoe, but since he passed away in '88 and the award cannot be made posthumously Edwards gets it aaaall to himself. The Vatican is apparently getting its knickers in a twist over this, because precious [strike]bodily fluids[/strike] embryos are wasted in the IVF process, but scientists have yet to confirm whether anyone in the Vatican wears knickers anyway.

Physics: Awarded to Andre Geim and (the mysterious) Konstantin Novoselov for the discovery of Graphene.

Chemistry: Awarded to Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki for palladium-catalyzed cross couplings in organic synthesis.

Literature: Awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa for "his cartography of the structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt and defeat."

Peace: Awarded to Liu Xiaobo for "his non-violent struggle for human rights in China".

Economic Sciences: Awarded to Professor Peter Diamond, Professor Dale Mortenson and Christopher Pissarides, for "their analysis in markets with search frictions".

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