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The 2018 Nobel Prize winners in medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics

For the doers of good.
For the doers of good.
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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. 1: The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.” Read Quartz’s story on the science behind the work.

🌀 Tuesday, Oct. 2: The 2018 Nobel Prize in physics went to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.” Read Quartz’s story on the science behind the work. (Wikipedia rejected a submission for a page on Strickland in May because there wasn’t “significant coverage” about her.)

🔬 Wednesday, Oct. 3: The Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to Frances Arnold “for the directed evolution of enzymes” and Greg Winter and George P. Smith “for the phage display of peptides and antibodies.” Read Quartz’s story on the science behind the work.

🕊 Friday, Oct. 5: The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist from Iraq, for their work to end sexual violence as a weapon of war. Read Quartz’s story on their work.

💰 Monday, Oct. 8: The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel went to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for “addressing some of our time’s most basic and pressing questions about how we create long-term sustained and sustainable economic growth.” Read Quartz’s story on the economists’ award-winning work.

📚 Please note: This year’s Nobel Prize in literature has been postponed, following a sexual-harassment allegation.

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