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  • Atypical
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    The 2015 winners are being bestowed this week. Two field citations have already been announced, and more to come in the following days.

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    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites, and the other half to Youyou Tu “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria.”


    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 was awarded jointly to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald “for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass.”

     

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    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 is awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, and Aziz Sancar
    for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged DNA
    and safeguard the genetic information. Their work has provided
    fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions and is, for
    instance, used for the development of new cancer treatments.

    Tomas Lindahl
    Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK

    Paul Modrich
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA

    and

    Aziz Sancar
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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    The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015

    The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015 is awarded to the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.

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    And as per usual there’s probably at least 5 more deserving people in the lit category.

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    The Nobel Peace Prize for 2015

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    Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize
    for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for
    its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in
    Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011. The Quartet was
    formed in the summer of 2013 when the democratization process was in
    danger of collapsing as a result of political assassinations and
    widespread social unrest. It established an alternative, peaceful
    political process at a time when the country was on the brink of civil
    war. It was thus instrumental in enabling Tunisia, in the space of a few
    years, to establish a constitutional system of government guaranteeing
    fundamental rights for the entire population, irrespective of gender,
    political conviction or religious belief.

    The National Dialogue Quartet has comprised four key organizations in
    Tunisian civil society: the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT, Union
    Générale Tunisienne du Travail), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry,
    Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA, Union Tunisienne de l’Industrie, du
    Commerce et de l’Artisanat), the Tunisian Human Rights League (LTDH, La
    Ligue Tunisienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme), and the
    Tunisian Order of Lawyers (Ordre National des Avocats de Tunisie). These
    organizations represent different sectors and values in Tunisian
    society: working life and welfare, principles of the rule of law and
    human rights. On this basis, the Quartet exercised its role as a
    mediator and driving force to advance peaceful democratic development in
    Tunisia with great moral authority. The Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is
    awarded to this Quartet, not to the four individual organizations as
    such.

    The Arab Spring originated in Tunisia in 2010-2011, but quickly
    spread to a number of countries in North Africa and the Middle East. In
    many of these countries, the struggle for democracy and fundamental
    rights has come to a standstill or suffered setbacks. Tunisia, however,
    has seen a democratic transition based on a vibrant civil society with
    demands for respect for basic human rights.

    An essential factor for the culmination of the revolution in Tunisia
    in peaceful, democratic elections last autumn was the effort made by the
    Quartet to support the work of the constituent assembly and to secure
    approval of the constitutional process among the Tunisian population at
    large. The Quartet paved the way for a peaceful dialogue between the
    citizens, the political parties and the authorities and helped to find
    consensus-based solutions to a wide range of challenges across political
    and religious divides. The broad-based national dialogue that the
    Quartet succeeded in establishing countered the spread of violence in
    Tunisia and its function is therefore comparable to that of the peace
    congresses to which Alfred Nobel refers in his will.

    The course that events have taken in Tunisia since the fall of the
    authoritarian Ben Ali regime in January 2011 is unique and remarkable
    for several reasons. Firstly, it shows that Islamist and secular
    political movements can work together to achieve significant results in
    the country’s best interests. The example of Tunisia thus underscores
    the value of dialogue and a sense of national belonging in a region
    marked by conflict. Secondly, the transition in Tunisia shows that civil
    society institutions and organizations can play a crucial role in a
    country’s democratization, and that such a process, even under difficult
    circumstances, can lead to free elections and the peaceful transfer of
    power. The National Dialogue Quartet must be given much of the credit
    for this achievement and for ensuring that the benefits of the Jasmine
    Revolution have not been lost.

    Tunisia faces significant political, economic, and security
    challenges. The Norwegian Nobel Committee hopes that this year’s prize
    will contribute towards safeguarding democracy in Tunisia and be an
    inspiration to all those who seek to promote peace and democracy in the
    Middle East, North Africa and the rest of the world. More than anything,
    the prize is intended as an encouragement to the Tunisian people, who
    despite major challenges have laid the groundwork for a national
    fraternity which the Committee hopes will serve as an example to be
    followed by other countries.

    Oslo, 10 October 2015

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    The Nobel Prize in Economics 2015

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to
    Angus Deaton of Princeton University, NJ, USA, “for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.

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    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.”

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016

    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was divided, one half awarded to David J. Thouless, the other half jointly to F. Duncan M. Haldane and J. Michael Kosterlitz “for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.”

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    Fingers crossed that the great writer Milan Kundera will be named for the prize in literature.

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    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard L. Feringa “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.”

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    The Literature prize is being postponed for odd reasons.

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    Unless I’m mistaken, I think the Peace Prize is announced tomorrow. Pope Francis?

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    Unless I’m mistaken, I think the Peace Prize is announced tomorrow. Pope Francis?

    I don’t think a Pope has received the Peace Prize. I am thinking it will be awarded to Ali Akbar Salehi and Ernest Moniz for their collaboration on the Iran Nuclear Accord.

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    Unless I’m mistaken, I think the Peace Prize is announced tomorrow. Pope Francis?

    I don’t think a Pope has received the Peace Prize. I am thinking it will be awarded to Ali Akbar Salehi and Ernest Moniz for their collaboration on the Iran Nuclear Accord.

    How about the White Helmets? That’d be timely.

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