List of Nobel Laureates of the year 2011

Noble Prize 2011 – Name of Awardees:

Peace– Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (President of Liberia), Tawakul Karman (Yemeni Activists) for their role in women empowerment and recognition of women’s role in Globle peace

Literature: Tomas Transtromer (Sweden) his poetry explores themes of nature, isolation and identity

Physics: Saul Perimutter (US), Brian Schmidt, American – Australian Adam Riess (US) for discovering that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, a finding that implies that the cosmos will end in frozen nothingness

Chemistry: Daniel Shechtmen an Israeli scientist for his discovery of Quasicrystals a mosaic like chemical structure, that fundamentally changed the way chemists look at solid matter;

Medicine: Bruce Beultler (US), Jules Hoffmann (Luxembourg Born Based in France), Ralph Steinman (Canadian born, based in the US) the trio uncovered key secrets of how the body’s immune system works. (it is ironical that Ralph Steinman who won the prize for work on cancer, tied just three days before the announcement of the awards), fighting the disease himself;

Economics: Thomas sergeant (US) Christopher A. Sims (US) for their research looking at the cause and effect relationship between economic policy and the broader economy

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