Nobel Prize 2016: Here are the winners

New York: Awarded for 'the Greatest Benefit to Mankind,' the Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden, and based on the fortune of Alfred Nobel, Swedish inventor and entrepreneur. The 2016 Nobel Prize season kicked off with the announcement of the medicine prize on October 3, saw nominations of 376 candidates - the largest ever number of nominees, the previous record being 278 in 2014.

Dec 21, 2016, 13:22 PM IST
Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. As per the Swedish Academy, the American singer and songwriter was honoured for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition. This is the first time the award has been given to a musician.

Nobel Prize in Economic Science

For their work on improving contract designs between an employer and worker, or companies and customers, Oliver Hart (L) and Bengt Holmstrom have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science.

Nobel Prize in Peace

The 2016 Nobel Peace Price has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end.

Nobel Prize in Medicine

Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on October 3 for discoveries on how cells break down and recycle content, a garbage disposal system that scientists hope to harness in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Nobel Prize in Physics

British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their research on superconductors and other unusual states of matter, which the judges said could pave the way for development in electronics and quantum computers. 

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born J Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard L Feringa for the development of the world's smallest machines. Thousand times thinner than a strand of hair, these machines can be used for delivering drugs directly inside the human body cells.  

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