This year’s Nobel Prize winners will be revealed throughout the first two weeks of October. You’ll find the details here as they are announced, along with links to Quartz’s coverage of the people and ideas behind the awards.
💊 Monday, Oct. 2: The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young for their discovery of “molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.” Read Quartz’s story about the science behind their work. (Bonus: Hall left science because he ran out of money.)
🌀 Tuesday, Oct. 3: The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.” Read Quartz’s story about the science behind their work.
🔬 Wednesday, Oct. 4: The Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.” Read Quartz’s story about the science behind their work. (Bonus: Dubochet’s CV is a total treat.)
📚 Thursday, Oct. 5: The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.” Read Quartz’s story on Ishiguro’s work. (Bonus: Ishiguro couldn’t have written his critically acclaimed first novel without his wife.)
🕊 Friday, Oct. 6: The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.” Read Quartz’s story on ICAN’s work. (Bonus: Why the Nobel Peace committee backed ICAN’s pus in the UN.)
💰 Monday, Oct. 9: The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel was awarded to Richard Thaler ”for his contributions to behavioral economics.” Read Quartz’s story on Thaler’s work.