Recipients of Noble Prize for the year 2017:
The announcement of Nobel Prize 2017 has begun. This award was started in 1895 in the name of Elfred Nobel of Sweden. They invented dynamite. Every year, Nobel Prizes are awarded in the world for its contribution in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and peace, as well as for the important contribution in the field of economics. Only the survivors can be given the Nobel Prize. All the winners will be honoured in Sweden on December 10 on Alfred Nobel’s death anniversary.
America is at number one in the highest number of Nobel Prize recipients. The second place is Germany. Malala Yusufzai, who won Nobel in 2014, is the youngest winner of this award so far.
Nobel Prize Winner Receives:
The Nobel Prize winners were paid 8 million Swedish Crown Prizes for the past years, but this year it has been increased to 9 million Swedish Crown (around 7 crore rupees).
Winners of Nobel Prize 2017 in All Fields:
1. Physics: Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.
2. Chemistry: Three European-born scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a new way to assemble precise three-dimensional images of biological molecules like proteins, DNA and RNA.
The winners are Jacques Dubochet, a retired biophysicist at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland; Joachim Frank, a professor at Columbia University in New York; and Richard Henderson, a scientist at the British Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.